Weather Talk

Weather Talk: Hail, Lightning, & Thunderstorms

Continuing with our Severe Weather Awareness Week, today we will discuss severe thunderstorms. The simple definition of a thunderstorm is that it contains lightning.

Weather Talk: Tornadoes

Today we are talking about tornadoes. A tornado is a rotating column of air that extends from a thunderstorm to the surface.

Weather Talk: Watches & Warnings

We begin KETK’s Severe Weather Awareness Week by talking about which National Weather Service forecast office covers your county.
Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

KETK's Severe Weather Awareness Week begins Monday, April 14 and ends Friday, April 18. Our Meteorologists will be providing safety tips for you and your family in the event of severe weather.
Weather Talk: Warm, windy, & humidity increasing

Weather Talk: Warm, windy, & humidity increasing

Wednesday was our day of transition from the cooler airmass to a warmer airmass. We started Wednesday morning with temperatures in the upper 30s and lower 40s.
Weather Talk: Heavy rain on Sunday

Weather Talk: Heavy rain on Sunday

Sunday 11:15AM Update All of East Texas (except Hopkins county) is under a Severe T-Storm Watch until 2PM Today. Storms will remain strong to severe for much of the day.
Weather Talk: Cooler and drier Friday

Weather Talk: Cooler and drier Friday

1:45AM Update: We are now tracking the cold front moving through East Texas. As of 1:45AM, it was moving through Wood county. Behind this front, much cooler and drier air will be filtering in.
Updated Weather Talk: Strong storms Friday afternoon

Updated Weather Talk: Strong storms Friday afternoon

FRIDAY EARLY AFTERNOON UPDATE: As expected this morning, it has been very muggy and warm in East Texas. We have also been under a mostly cloudy sky as well with a few showers in the area.

Weather Talk: Strong storms possible Friday

Storms today have been limited due to the overcast and cloudy skies we have had in East Texas. The heaviest storms have been in Deep East Texas where there were a few severe storm warnings earlier this afternoon.
Updated: Weather Talk: Storms Thursday, very warm and stormy Friday

Updated: Weather Talk: Storms Thursday, very warm and stormy Friday

THURSDAY AM UPDATE: Good morning. We have a very mild and breezy morning.
Updated: Weather Talk: Cold & Windy Sunday

Updated: Weather Talk: Cold & Windy Sunday

Sunday 9:30AM Update: The cold front moved through East Texas late Saturday night and early this morning.
Weather Talk: Cold & Windy Sunday

Weather Talk: Cold & Windy Sunday

Sunday 9:30AM Update: The main cold front has pushed through East Texas. Now, a reinforcing cold front--that contains stronger winds and cooler air--is now making its way to East Texas.
The effects of changing the time one hour ahead

The effects of changing the time one hour ahead

I am certainly feeling the effects of sleeping one hour less today. I couldn't fully accept the idea I was losing one hour of sleep this morning.
Weather Talk: Closed Low impacts and major cold front

Weather Talk: Closed Low impacts and major cold front

This weekend, you may have heard me mention a “closed” area of Low pressure in the Baja Mexico region. I would like to explain what a closed low is, how it will impact portions of East Texas.