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Morning Express with Robin Meade

A fast, personal, and smart blend of all the news you want in the morning. We call it "News in the Fast Lane." So buckle up.

Hurricane Katrina timeline

Countdown to Katrina

HLN meteorologist Bob Van Dillen goes back in time to count down some of the moments you may have forgotten leading up to Hurricane Katrina's landfall on August 29, 2005.

Gallery: Broken homes & hearts: Katrina remembered

Spaghetti models for Tropical Storm Erika

Here comes Tropical Storm Erika

HLN meteorologist Bob Van Dillen is tracking Tropical Storm Erika which could impact parts of the U.S. by Monday.

Bob says it's been a long time since he's seen so much divergence in storm strength prediction as with Erika but the storm is edging west and could be a weak hurricane by the time it begins to reach the Bahamas.

Bob Van Dillen surfs the Space Coast

Bob's Summer Thrills: Surfin' the Space Coast

HLN meteorologist Bob Van Dillen is taking us surfing and he says you don't need to be a pro to try it out.

So, don’t be a hodad. Take some of his tips for first-timers, rent a board, and hit the waves!

Bob Van Dillen visits Kennedy Space Center

Bob's Summer Thrills: Kennedy Space Center

HLN's Bob Van Dillen visits Kennedy Space Center in Florida and learns when it comes to getting into orbit, size does matter.

More thrills: Bow hunting for dinosaurs & more


When '80s arcade games attack!

In the new film "Pixels," aliens send classic arcade games from the '80s to destroy the Earth.

In our version, Bob Van Dillen and Melissa Knowles team up with the 'Arcaders' to defeat (or at least demoralize) Q*Bert, Pac-Man & Donkey Kong.

One Direction fans decide that July 20, 2015 is #LiamAppreciationday

Happy 'Liam Appreciation Day' Directioners!

Why is it #LiamAppreciationDay? Because a powerful & devoted fandom says so.

The Liam in question is 21-year-old Liam Payne, one of the (now) 4 members of the massively popular band One Direction. He's the one with (often) slicked back, dark hair and scruffy chin.

Red Moon seen in Southern U.S. likely caused by smoke from Canadian wildfires

Did you see the big red moon?

What caused the moon to turn blood red over the American south Tuesday?

HLN meteorologist Bob Van Dillen explains, the spooky sight was created by smoke from fires burning in Canada.

Where will Texas rain fall next?

Where will Texas rain fall next?

With parts of Texas and Oklahoma already waterlogged, rain will continue in East Texas along with flash flood warnings all over the Houston area. Doppler says 3-11 inches of rain could fall in just a few hours for the region. The heaviest is in Louisiana and then Mississippi. The system will weaken but more storms will fire this afternoon producing more rain.

This rainmaker now extends north into the Midwest. A good impulse is moving from the Plains to Western Great Lakes by this afternoon. Winds and hail are the main threat for the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes.

Where to see the total solar eclipse

Rare celestial triple-play on tap for Friday

Three big things will happen in the sky on Friday:

1. Total solar eclipse

Bob Van Dillen's tie suffers from the Moire effect during Morning Express with Robin Meade

What's the deal with Bob's tie?

While the rest of Twitter was embroiled in deep, passionate debate about #TheDress... Morning Express viewers were sounding off on another color changing fashion item. Bob Van Dillen's tie: