Tropical Storm Karen Heads Toward Louisiana

Ginger Zee tracks the latest weather news across America.
3:01 | 10/05/13

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coming up in the us. But first the extreme weather across the country. An extraordinary confluence of the events. There's the four box and ginger is in venice, louisiana, good morning. Reporter: Hey dan, this area, still one a area that's concerned. It's a disorganized mess. We got to share with you news out of the snow. Uth dakota and wyoming, look at the snowstorm totals. Rapid city, south dakota, 19 inches yesterday. But lead, south dakota, up to 44 inches. Absolutely unbelievable numbers. There was the severe weather. Including tornadoes which you see right there on that map. Violent, large tornado. Reporter: Large, violent and reported tornadoes from aska to iowa. All part of a series of volatile twisters including this one in nebraska. Leaving behind dozens of tramped homes and businesses. Several injuries reported in wayne, nebraska after an apparent tornado slashed through. Check out that hail. Meanwhile, behind that front, a blizzard for the books. A huge tree fell down. Fell on my grandfather's car and flattened the tire. It took out the whole windshield. Reporter: Texas, wyoming, paralyzed under record-breaking snow. Airports shut down. Closing highways. From the windy and cold. To windy and dry, wildfires flarg in northern california. All this as tropical storm karen tries to swirl toward the coast. Scurrying to sandbag outside of louisiana. I'm very stressed. Reporter: So, overnight the storm did weaken incredibly. Let me show you the path of karen. I doubt it will stay a tropical storm for very long. As it slips past that landfall. And then eventually into the florida panhandle. What it will bring, rain, especially the slower it moves. That's something that we're watching. A whole lot more coming up in the nation's weather including severe weather forecast for today. Yes, more chances of damaging winds. Dan and bianna. Ginger, thayou. You'll see you in a couple of minutes.

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