The effects of a week below freezing and record-setting winter weather will certainly be felt long after East Texas begins to thaw. Starting Sunday, February 14, much of Texas faced a period of historic cold. Snow, freezing rain, and ice triggered the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Storm Warning lasting several days. In…
Category: Storm chasing
Lane’s updates and adventures from weather coverage and storm chasing.
WATCH: Discussing Texas’ winter storm on BBC Breakfast
Click here to watch my report on the historic winter storm in Texas.
WATCH: Cleanup begins after Hong Kong battered by typhoon
Click the video below to watch my report on the cleanup efforts after Typhoon Mangkhut targeted Hong Kong.
WATCH: Cameras capture typhoon’s wind, rain amid high rises
Click here to watch Typhoon Mangkhut’s powerful wind and rain battering Hong Kong.
Most powerful typhoon in 60 years lashes S. China
As Typhoon Mangkhut moved ashore in mainland China, nightfall provided a stark look at the storm’s deadly impact in Hong Kong. By Sunday night, government officials had announced at least two people on the island were killed as the powerful cyclone passed about 60 miles to the southwest of the city and its more than…
WATCH: Finding signs of hope buried in tornado debris
More than 40 volunteers showed up to help a Henderson County family search through what remains of their home, which was destroyed Saturday by a violent tornado.
WATCH: East Texas tornado outbreak
Multiple tornadoes touched down in East Texas — leading to fatalities, dozens of injuries, and extensive damage. Click here to watch live coverage.
Reporter’s Notes: Hurricane Katrina, 10 years later
Hurricane Katrina — perhaps the two most infamous words in Louisiana’s infamous history. The storm rained down so much devastation and sorrow on the Bayou State, yet somehow seemed to bring out the best in us. Now a decade after the fierce hurricane came ashore, the recovery process is far from over. Parts of New…
WATCH: Large hail pounds northwest Nebraska
Click here to watch my report on severe-warned storms that dropped large hail on northwest Nebraska, near the town of Crawford.
WATCH: Light snow coats downtown Tyler streets
Click the video below to look at the tiny flakes of snow accumulating in downtown Tyler.
WATCH: Snow blankets downtown Tyler, Texas
Click here to watch my tour of the snowfall in downtown Tyler, Texas.
WATCH: Storm chase leads to tornado-ravaged town
Click here to watch raw video of my storm chase through Hopkins County.
WATCH: Tornado destroys N. Hopkins Fire House
Click here to watch my tour of the tornado destruction at the North Hopkins Volunteer Fire Department’s station number 3 on April 3, 2014.
WATCH: Tornado destroys Hopkins Co. homes, businesses
Click here to watch my interview with a Hopkins County, Texas resident who survived a tornado destroying his home and business.
Tornado flattens Hopkins Co. homes, businesses; fire station destroyed
The National Weather Service is expected to survey a nearly five-mile wide debris field to determine if a tornado is responsible for extensive damage in Hopkins County on Thursday, April 3, 2014. A trained storm spotter reported a possible tornado that touched down around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday in the community of Birthright, north of Sulphur…
WATCH: Chasing storms during Thursday’s severe weather outbreak
Click here to watch my report on our storm chase during a severe weather outbreak across northeast Texas.
WATCH: Explaining hail fog in Henderson County
Click here to watch my report explaining the hail fog after a storm passed through Henderson County, Texas.
WATCH: Aerial survey of the East Texas ice storm
Click here to get an aerial tour of the East Texas ice storm’s impact on Smith County.
WATCH: Icy conditions reported on Interstate 20
Click here to watch my report on thick slush and ice building up along Interstate 20 in Smith County on March 2, 2014.
WATCH: West Texas storm chase
Click here to watch our storm chase in the Texas panhandle.
Up close: West Texas storm chase intercepts tornado
Chasing funnel clouds through the rolling hills of Rusk County to being pummeled with hail on the interstate in Harrison County, the KLTV Mobile StormTracker vehicle has already been put through the gauntlet. Wanting to test some modifications to the camera system on the chase vehicle, Meteorologist Grant Dade and I set out to track…
WATCH: Truck crushed by tornado-toppled tree
Click here to watch my report on our storm chase that headed into the path of a destructive tornado.
Storm chase heads straight into path of destructive East Texas tornado
The threat of severe weather was looming and I got the call from KLTV 7 meteorologist Grant Dade that our latest chase was hours away. After filling up the Mobile StormTracker chase vehicle, Grant spent some time checking models, radar and forecast discussions to pinpoint the ideal place to watch storms fire up. An impressive…
WATCH: Aerial view of ice storm from Chopper 7
Click here for an aerial view of the East Texas ice storm from KLTV’s Chopper 7.
Storm watch: Inside the National Weather Service
While the robotic voice announcing emergency alerts over your NOAA weather radio sounds like it couldn’t be further from life, there are actually dozens of real people behind the message who are working to save lives. I recently got a behind the scenes look at the National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office in Shreveport, Louisiana. Local…
WATCH: Aerial tour of Angelina County flooding
Click here to watch my report on widespread flooding across Angelina County.
WATCH: Hurricanes Gustav and Ike dump heavy rain, force evacuations
Click here to watch a montage of my reports on the evacuation and sheltering of tens of thousands of Louisiana and Texas residents during hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
Standing eye-to-eye with Hurricane Ike
Gusts of wind topping 100 miles per hour, 20 foot storm surge, hazardous airborne debris; you couldn’t ask for a more hazardous work environment. Who would be crazy enough to voluntarily brave the elements? I’ve always thought it irresponsible and somewhat sensationalist for TV journalists to stand out in the middle of a hurricane, all for a…
Day 16: Flooding devastates North Texas community
Early Monday morning torrential rains soaked much of the northern part of the Metroplex. Gainesville was the unfortunate target for the brunt of Mother Nature’s fury. So far officials have estimated damage at more than 30 million dollars. Several people lost their lives, while others find themselves with only the clothes on their back. Flood waters ripped through…