Family seeks charges against Minneapolis cop in fatal chase
The family of an innocent motorist who was killed when a Minneapolis police officer crashed into him while chasing a suspect called Friday for the officer to be fired and prosecuted. The crash this week fatally injured Leneal Frazier, 40, an uncle of Darnella Frazier, the teenager who was given a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes for recording cellphone video of George Floyd’s arrest and death last year. Police have said Officer Brian Cummings had his lights and siren activated Tuesday as he pursued a suspect in a carjacking and several robberies, and that the suspect ran a red light just before Cummings crashed into Frazier's vehicle in a residential neighborhood.news.yahoo.com
Confirmed tornado near Canyon Lake very early Tuesday morning
Radar image from 1:12am around Canyon Lake showing rotation over the lake. A tornado warning was issued around 1 a.m. Tuesday for a cell showing rotation near Canyon Lake. The National Weather Service conducted a survey in the area on Tuesday and confirmed that an EF-1 tornado with maximum wind gusts of 100 mph lasted from 1:04 AM to 1:06 AM Tuesday morning. It continues, “damage was near Canyon Lake boat ramp #6 on the south central side of the lake along and near Canyon Lake Drive and Rimrock Pass.”AdA wider view of the track of the EF-1 tornado on the west side of Canyon Lake (Copyright KSAT 2021 - All rights reserved)A close-up view of the track of the EF-1 tornado on the west side of Canyon Lake (Copyright KSAT 2021 - All rights reserved)KSAT also received several reports of large hail, up to the size of golf balls, around Boerne. The National Weather Service in New Braunfels determined that collapsed walls in the downtown area were caused by straight line winds or a microburst.
Got hail? Here's the science behind how hail forms
Here's the science behind how hail formsPublished: June 10, 2020, 2:49 pmHail can be a big problem around San Antonio and can cause serious damage. But have you ever wondered how thunderstorms produce hail? Meteorologist Sarah Spivey takes a moment to explain.
How prepared are you for a massive power outage? Take this quiz and find out
Hurricane season is upon us. And really, as is the case with any major storm, winds and heavy rainfall have the power to create some pretty massive power outages. Are you, or would you, consider yourself stocked up at home, in the event of an emergency? Take the quiz below to find out. All of the checklist items are listed on ready.gov as what you’ll need in your basic disaster supplies kit, as well as some additional emergency supplies that the website recommended.
Follow storms in the area with the KSAT Storm Chaser
Published: May 27, 2020, 8:12 pm Updated: May 28, 2020, 7:19 pmSAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: KSAT will take this page live when there are severe storms in the area. Follow Meteorologist Justin Horne on the KSAT Storm Chaser as he follows the storms in our area. WEDNESDAY’S UPDATES HERE: Chance for severe storms Wednesday eveningDownload the KSAT 12 Weather app on your smartphone for the latest weather updates. Continued Weather CoverageStick with KSAT 12 News, your Weather Authority for the latest weather updates. Remember, 'Turn Around, Don't Drown': Tips for staying safe while driving in the rainRead more: CPS Energy offers power outage tips-------------------------------------------------------
WATCH: Storm damage reported in Kerrville
KERRVILLE, Texas With severe storms continuing to sweep across South Texas, some areas in the city of Kerrville are working to pick up the pieces after recent storm damages. KSAT Photojournalist Eddie Latigo captured some of the storm damage in the area. Watch the full story in the video player above. Pictures, video show lightning and damage from storms in San Antonio, surrounding areas
Homeowners urged to watch out for storm repair scams
SAN ANTONIO – Homeowners in Bexar County who may need repair work done following Sunday night’s storms need to be careful who they hire. County officials said there are some red flags residents need to look out for, including putting down money up front and pushy sales tactics. Tornado ‘a living nightmare’ says Bexar County homeowner“There is no deadline to remove things by or anything like that, especially the morning after. We definitely want folks to take their time and be safe," said Bexar County spokeswoman Monica Ramos. “If they ask for a deposit up front and say that they’re going to come back later to do the work, that’s probably a big red flag."
What we know about tornados path through Wildhorse neighborhood in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO After a large line of severe thunderstorms moved through San Antonio and surrounding areas Sunday night, many homeowners experienced significant wind damage. Here, they determined that straight-line winds of over 70+ mph likely caused the toppled fences, downed trees, and roof damage that was reported. MINOR DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED ON FLYING FURY WITH SUBSTANTIAL ROOF DAMAGE OBSERVED TO SEVERAL HOMES ON THE EAST SIDE OF PALOMINO PATH AS THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST. THERE WAS SUBSTANTIAL TREE DAMAGE, FENCES BLOWN DOWN, OUTBUILDINGS TOPPLED, AND SOME ADDITIONAL HOUSE ROOF DAMAGE FOUND IN THESE AREAS OUTSIDE OF THE ABOVE TORNADO TRACK. THIS OTHER WIND DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH MICROBURST STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.
Incredible video shows lightning strike Tower of the Americas in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Residents of the Alamo City watched a natural light show on display during Sunday night’s storms, but one man caught a glimpse of something special. Filming the city’s tallest structure at just the right moment, Rubio captured lightning striking the antenna atop the 750-foot Tower of the Americas. RELATED: Pictures, video show lightning and damage from storms in San Antonio, surrounding areasHis post garnered more than 100 retweets and several adoring reactions. Rubio said he was shooting from the Vidorra Condos, just a few blocks across Interstate 37 from the Tower of the Americas. MORE: Man captures heart-stopping video of San Antonio Thunderbirds flyover from top of 500-foot tower
Incredible video shows lightning strike Tower of the Americas in San Antonio
Incredible video shows lightning strike Tower of the Americas in San AntonioPublished: May 25, 2020, 1:23 pmA San Antonio photographer captured amazing footage of lightning striking the 750-foot Tower of the Americas during thunderstorms on Sunday night.
Comal River closed for Memorial Day in New Braunfels after overnight storms
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – New Braunfels police have temporarily closed a popular tubing area of the Comal River on Monday as overnight storms pushed the debris into the water and the river’s flow to a potentially dangerous speed. “Heavy rains last night have caused an increased flow of water in the Comal River this morning. Overnight, the Comal River flow reached over 500cfs and water went over the Tube Chute Dam. Therefore, the Comal River in New Braunfels is temporarily closed for recreation in order to wait for waters to recede and for minor amounts of debris to be cleaned up. RELATED: ‘If I get it, everybody else is going to get it': Crowds head to Comal River over Memorial Day weekend
Was Sunday night’s storm damage from straight-line winds or a tornado?
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: The National Weather Service determined that an EF1 tornado with up to 100 mph winds was likely. On Sunday night, both severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado warnings were ongoing around San Antonio after 7 p.m., when a squall line moved through the KSAT12 viewing area. Therefore, it can be difficult to determine whether any storm damage is technically from a tornado or straight-line wind gusts -- especially when squall lines occur at night. Our local Austin/San Antonio Weather Service office is currently in the process of determining when and if they will conduct a survey. In fact, another squall line is expected late Monday with a risk for damaging gusts and flooding.
Follow storms in the area with the KSAT Storm Chaser
Published: May 24, 2020, 8:10 pm Updated: May 24, 2020, 10:21 pmSAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: KSAT will take this page live when there are severe storms in the area. Follow Meteorologist Justin Horne on the KSAT Storm Chaser as he follows the storms in our area. SUNDAY’S STORM UPDATES HERE: Active weather pattern continues for South Texas Memorial Day weekendDownload the KSAT 12 Weather app on your smartphone for the latest weather updates. Continued Weather CoverageStick with KSAT 12 News, your Weather Authority for the latest weather updates. Remember, 'Turn Around, Don't Drown': Tips for staying safe while driving in the rainRead more: CPS Energy offers power outage tips-------------------------------------------------------
National Weather Service confirms EF1 tornado in San Antonio over Memorial Day weekend
SAN ANTONIO On Sunday night, both severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado warnings were ongoing around San Antonio after 7 p.m., when a squall line moved through the KSAT12 viewing area in South Texas. Usually, the National Weather Service will send meteorologists to observe the damage patterns after an event to determine whether or not a tornado occurred. Our local Austin/San Antonio Weather Service conducted a survey of the damage along Palomino Path in the Wildhorse subdivision on Monday. EF-1 tornado a living nightmare says Bexar County homeownerThey determined that an EF1 tornado with up to 100 mph winds was likely. MORE: Incredible video shows lightning strike Tower of the Americas in San AntonioCheck out the latest satellite imaging tracking storms in the San Antonio area here:Continued Weather CoverageAdditional storms possible late Memorial DayStick with KSAT 12 News, your Weather Authority for the latest weather updates.
WATCH: Meteorologist Justin Horne has scare as transformer blows while reporting on Hurricane Laura
SAN ANTONIO – Meteorologist Justin Horne gave viewers quite a scare while reporting on Hurricane Laura along the Texas coast early Thursday. Some viewers have worried that Horne was standing too close to power lines but he said that wasn’t the case. pic.twitter.com/qDPdILkMBW — Justin Horne (@Justin_Horne) August 27, 2020---(Original Story)Follow Meteorologist Justin Horne and Photojournalist Bill Caldera on the KSAT Storm Chaser as they follow Hurricane Laura along the coast. JUSTIN’S VIDEO UPDATES: Follow KSAT Meteorologist Justin Horne as he reports from the Texas Coast ahead of Hurricane LauraDownload the KSAT 12 Weather app on your smartphone for the latest weather updates. Stick with KSAT 12 News, your Weather Authority for the latest weather updates.
Tornado confirmed in Texas, damage from another suspected in Louisiana
At least one tornado was confirmed early Sunday in central Texas, the National Weather Service reported, and the mayor of Monroe, Louisiana, said his town was damaged by suspected tornadoes Sunday. Tornadoes touch down in Texas and LouisianaThe Texas tornado early Sunday was confirmed south of Marble Falls, about 50 miles west of Austin, the weather service said. The National Weather Service in Shreveport, Louisiana, issued the highest level of tornado alert, a tornado emergency, for Monroe. Mayor Jamie Mayo said there was suspected tornado damage in various parts of Monroe, a city in north-central Louisiana of about 50,000 people, according to a post on the city's Instagram page. "The images and reports of major tornado damage in the Monroe area are heartbreaking, and my prayers are with the people there.
GALLERY: Massive storm moving through area drops large hail near Del Rio
A massive storm system is moving through the area, and many of our viewers have submitted photos of hail droppings near Del Rio on Saturday night. Full Screen 1 / 11 Hail in Del Rio -Submitted by viewer GabrielClick here to submit your photos from tonight’s storm system. A tornado watch is in effect for Bexar County overnight. You can find the full forecast below:Tornado watch for Bexar County overnight
Man killed in east Texas by fallen tree after storms sweep across the US
A man was killed by a fallen tree in the storms that moved through east Texas over the weekend, authorities said Sunday. Record warmth in parts of the NortheastWhile many areas along the East Coast were hammered by storms, other regions experienced unseasonably warm weather. It was 71 degrees in Pittsburgh on Saturday, breaking the record of 68 degrees set in 1890. The city will see more warm weather Sunday, but temperatures are expected to drop to a high of 48 degrees. The warm weather should spread across the southern Eastern Seaboard, while those in the Northeast should expect the mercury to inch closer to normal January temperatures.
CPS Energy: All power restored following tornadoes, late-night storms
SAN ANTONIO – CPS Energy is now reporting that all power has been restored following the late-night storms that struck parts of San Antonio and the surrounding area on Sunday. At one point after the storms, more than 84,000 people were without power. Related Stories:Nine tornadoes total have been confirmed between south and central Texas, with six occurring in the San Antonio and Seguin areas. Sign up for email alerts today. Get alerted to news events as they happen or sign up for a scheduled news headline email that is delivered right to your inbox.
Deadly storms cause destruction across East Coast
Violent storms that pummeled the East Coast overnight are moving off the New England coast. The powerful stretch of storms is responsible for at least eight deaths in the South. Several tornadoes ripped through Virginia, killing four. Chip Reid reports from Waverly, south of Richmond, where a state of emergency is in place.cbsnews.com
Swamped by storms: Intense flooding overwhelms Tennessee and Arkansas
Swamped by storms: Intense flooding overwhelms Tennessee and Arkansas Weekend downpours along the Mississippi River flooded a mobile home park in Memphis and forced 150 residents to flee to shelters. WREG's Molly Smith reports.cbsnews.com
Severe storms move across Central Plains
Severe storms move across Central Plains The Central Plains and the Mississippi Valley are bracing for severe storms. Parts of Northern Colorado have seen a funnel cloud touch down, and portions of Kansas have already seen significant hail and a tornado. Vinita Nair reports.cbsnews.com