tornadoes http://kbia.org en SEMA funds new tornado safe room in Morgan County http://kbia.org/post/sema-funds-new-tornado-safe-room-morgan-county <p>Morgan County R-2 School District has finalized plans for a new auditorium. The district will use a grant from the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency—or SEMA, to help finance the project. Plans for the new auditorium call for the building to double as a safe room for tornadoes.</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 13:42:20 +0000 Marissanne Lewis-Thompson 52517 at http://kbia.org As storms roll through Missouri, National Weather Service issues weather warnings [UPDATES] http://kbia.org/post/storms-roll-through-missouri-national-weather-service-issues-weather-warnings-updates <p><em>Update 4/4/14 8:13 a.m.:</em> (AP) As a second wave of violent weather rolled through eastern Missouri, it brought scattered reports of tornado sightings. The public reported a tornado shortly after 7 last night near the town of Washington, Missouri, but Franklin County emergency management director Abraham Cook says there were no immediate reports of damage or injury. A tornado touched down briefly around 5:30 yesterday morning in the St. Louis suburb of University City.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:21:49 +0000 Associated Press & KBIA staff 50731 at http://kbia.org As storms roll through Missouri, National Weather Service issues weather warnings [UPDATES] As Missouri enters tornado season, a look at past US twisters [INFOGRAPHIC] http://kbia.org/post/missouri-enters-tornado-season-look-past-us-twisters-infographic <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mid-Missouri got a taste of tornado season Thursday as the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for southern Boone County. To get some historical perspective on how twisters have ravaged the U.S., we've built a map showing all of the nation's tornadoes from 1950-2012. It uses data from </span><a href="http://www.tornadohistoryproject.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">TornadoHistoryProject.com</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which in turn pulls its numbers from the weather service's </span><a href="http://www.spc.noaa.gov/wcm/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Storm Prediction Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:44:42 +0000 Andrew Gibson 50504 at http://kbia.org As Missouri enters tornado season, a look at past US twisters [INFOGRAPHIC] What happens in CoMo when the twisters come http://kbia.org/post/what-happens-como-when-twisters-come <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;In t</span>his week's&nbsp;CoMo Explained we breakdown tornado prediction, the siren system and explain how 'Tornado Alley' works.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They're quiet unobtrusive until they're not:</span><a href="https://www.gocolumbiamo.com/EM/Disaster_Preparedness/sirens.php" style="line-height: 1.5;">tornado sirens</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. About 80 of them dot Boone County with the majority of them in a few mile radius of downtown. This week we wondered--how do those sirens get turned on?</span></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Scott Pham 44180 at http://kbia.org What happens in CoMo when the twisters come 2 tornadoes confirmed in SW Missouri http://kbia.org/post/2-tornadoes-confirmed-sw-missouri <p><a href="http://www.weather.gov/" target="_blank">The National Weather Service</a> confirms that two small tornadoes touched down in southwest Missouri as a powerful storm system swept across the state.</p><p>No injuries were reported from either twister, which occurred about 20 minutes apart shortly before noon Tuesday.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:44:47 +0000 Associated Press 28114 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