severe weather http://kbia.org en Ozarks Weather Expected for the Rest of Summer http://kbia.org/post/ozarks-weather-expected-rest-summer With the spring and summer months comes severe weather season here in the Ozarks. KSMU’s Taylor Vance reports on what conditions to expect for the next several weeks.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/ksmumain/audio/2014/07/Severe_Weather_Season_1.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>As we approach August, the severe storm season in the Ozarks will turn from tornado-producing storms to those that produce isolated damaging winds. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:59:57 +0000 Taylor VanceKSMU & Taylor Vance 56229 at http://kbia.org Ozarks Weather Expected for the Rest of Summer All power restored but storm cleanup continues http://kbia.org/post/all-power-restored-storm-cleanup-continues <p></p><p>Columbia Water and Light crews have restored power to all customers who lost power in a severe thunderstorm late Monday night. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:59:17 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Jason Hoffman 55981 at http://kbia.org All power restored but storm cleanup continues Storms endanger Boone County http://kbia.org/post/storms-endanger-boone-county <p>Last night's storms had the Columbia Fire Department and the Boone County Fire District very busy. The two departments responded to over 30 calls between the hours of 4 am and 9 am. Battalion Chief John Metz said this was challenging because of weather conditions, as well as the nature of the calls. "Many of them were lines down, or trees in the power lines, any associated water rescues with the heavy rains that we have," Metz said.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:41:11 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump 54056 at http://kbia.org Storms endanger Boone County Chance for severe weather in SW Mo. Thursday http://kbia.org/post/chance-severe-weather-sw-mo-thursday <p></p><p>The Storm Prediction Center says there is a slight risk of severe weather in parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma on Thursday. The greatest risk will be in western Arkansas, southwestern Missouri and eastern Oklahoma. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:06:13 +0000 Associated Press 50287 at http://kbia.org Chance for severe weather in SW Mo. Thursday MU installs 250 beacons to enhance campus alert system http://kbia.org/post/mu-installs-250-beacons-enhance-campus-alert-system <p>The University of Missouri has installed a new beacon alert system on the Columbia campus to help students, faculty, and visitors know when there is an emergency. For instance, in the case of a weather emergency, violent individual threat, or fire, the siren and light on each beacon will be activated.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:13:06 +0000 Tiege Dooley-Panko 44312 at http://kbia.org MU installs 250 beacons to enhance campus alert system Report: frequency of severe storms in Midwest doubled over past 50 years http://kbia.org/post/report-frequency-severe-storms-midwest-doubled-over-past-50-years A new report from <a href="http://rockymountainclimate.org/index.htm">the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization</a> and <a href="http://www.nrdc.org/">the Natural Resources Defense Council</a> shows that the frequency of severe storms across the Midwest has doubled over the past 50 years.<p><a href="http://rockymountainclimate.org/reports_3.htm">The report</a> analyzed precipitation data from more than 200 weather stations in eight Midwestern states.<p>It found that for the period from 1961 to 2011, the frequency of days with more than 3 inches of rain increased by upwards of 80 percent in both Wed, 16 May 2012 21:52:20 +0000 Véronique LaCapra & Véronique LaCapra 14271 at http://kbia.org Report: frequency of severe storms in Midwest doubled over past 50 years Alert systems help avoid severe weather damage http://kbia.org/post/alert-systems-help-avoid-severe-weather-damage <p>Storms caused multiple outbreaks of severe weather most of Sunday from Kansas to Minnesota. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:46:55 +0000 Associated Press 12464 at http://kbia.org Newscast for April 16, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-16-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</p><ul><li>A hearing reviewing new evidence from the Kent Heitholt murder trial starts Monday.</li><li>Severe weekend storms batter Oklahoma and other plains states.</li><li>Less than one-half of one percent of Missouri voters showed up for the last GOP caucuses.</li></ul> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:25:07 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 12462 at http://kbia.org Newscast for April 16, 2012