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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.

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:

Bob Van Dillen reports on the arctic blast

Nation wakes up to deep freeze

Big Arctic high pressure responsible for Thursday's extreme cold is anchored from Kentucky to Texas. Wind chill warnings and advisories take up a lot of acreage. Over 171 million people are under a wind chill advisory and 11.5 million under a wind chill warning.

Snow and wind will make it to the Upper Midwest later Thursday afternoon. Blizzard warnings are in place in North Dakota and Minnesota. It's not much snow, but lots of wind and blowing snow.

Caption this! What are Jennifer Westhoven, Bob Van Dillen and Robin Meade up to?

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What are Robin, Bob and Jen up to in this pic?

Wind, rain, snow! Bay Area braces for #Hellastorm

Wind, rain, snow! Bay Area braces for #Hellastorm

It's called the "Pineapple Express," but this one isn’t a funny Seth Rogen, James Franco buddy flick.

A "Pineapple Express" is also how meteorologists describe a system that connects Hawaii to the West Coast, basically turning the jetstream into an airborne river. These conditions are in place right now, drawing a ton of Pacific Ocean moisture toward California, Oregon and Washington state.

File photo: Airlines have cancelled hundreds of flights on a busy holiday travel day ahead of a bad winter storm slamming the Northeast

Snow joke: Nor'easter disrupts holiday travel

If you are among the millions traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, you may run into some nasty weather.

Icy roads could slow down drivers in the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast. Airlines have already canceled hundreds of flights ahead of the storm that'll dump heavy rain and snow on Wednesday.

(L to R) Brian McFayden, Robin Meade, Jennifer Westhoven & Bob Van Dillen dress as the cast of 'The Golden Girls' for Halloween

#MXPHalloween: Golden, but not all 'Girls'

The Morning Express crew came up with a ton of ideas for our Halloween show:

  • Frozen? Too obvious.
  • Jay Z & Beyonce? Too, just too.
  • Zombies? Been there, done that.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy? No CGI budget. 
But then someone blurted out: "The Golden Girls." After a quick debate between that and "Designing Women," we had our choice. 

(L to R) Brian McFayden, Robin Meade, Jennifer Westhoven & Bob Van Dillen dress as the cast of 'The Golden Girls' for Halloween

#MXPHalloween: 'Golden Girls' making-of video

If Halloween is about transforming yourself into something or someone completely new, even for just one night, then Robin Meade and the Morning Express crew certainly got into the spirit!  

Thanks to very talented makeup artist Gina Rickicki, wig master George Deavours and especially Atlanta playwright, author and Golden Girls expert Topher Payne who turned your favorite morning show anchors into the most famous seniors in sitcoms: "The Golden Girls"! 

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