weather http://kbia.org en Thousands without power following damaging overnight thunderstorm http://kbia.org/post/thousands-without-power-following-damaging-overnight-thunderstorm <p></p><p>Thousands of Mid-Missourians are without power this morning and people are assessing damage after a severe thunderstorm tore through the area late last night. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:38:42 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 55775 at http://kbia.org Thousands without power following damaging overnight thunderstorm Rainstorms Pummel Upper Midwest, Drowning Resources http://kbia.org/post/rainstorms-pummel-upper-midwest-drowning-resources Heavy rains over the past couple of weeks have rivers rising all across the Upper Midwest, flooding homes, swamping fields and washing out roads.<p>Fans hum 24/7 as Laura Westra tries to dry out her sopping-wet basement in the small town of Rock Valley, Iowa.<p>The nearby Rock River, in the northwest corner of the state, swelled last week wider and deeper than anyone can remember.<p>"We've lived here 45 years, and this is the first time we had water in the basement," Westra says.<p>Rain and river water inundated her neighborhood, flooding her home and many of her neighbors' homes.<p>"Our son's Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:04:57 +0000 David Schaper 55168 at http://kbia.org Rainstorms Pummel Upper Midwest, Drowning Resources The end of Missouri’s dry season looks positive, especially for farmers http://kbia.org/post/end-missouri-s-dry-season-looks-positive-especially-farmers <p>Deadly arctic storms, freezing rains and thunderstorms, Missouri has seen it all so far this past spring. As we enter into warmer months, local farmers are hopeful for a good planting season.</p><p> Crops like wheat are planted a week before or after the first frost. Come late-March, early-May, rain is needed for moisture as the crops come out of dormancy.</p><p>“Moist soil helps to activate herbicides, if they’re being used, and that way they will better control the weeds that they’re trying to target,” said Kelly Smith, director of marketing commodities for the Missouri Farm Bureau.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:13:33 +0000 Sara Pang 52239 at http://kbia.org The end of Missouri’s dry season looks positive, especially for farmers 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] No reports of injuries during Thursday's severe weather http://kbia.org/post/no-reports-injuries-during-thursdays-severe-weather <p>Officials are assessing damage from heavy storms that hit northern Missouri, damaging homes and utility poles. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 50413 at http://kbia.org Room at the Inn homeless shelter to stay open one extra week http://kbia.org/post/room-inn-homeless-shelter-stay-open-one-extra-week <p><em>This story was <a href="http://columbiafavs.com/2014/02/24/room-inn-homeless-shelter-stay-open-early-march/">originally published on Columbia Faith &amp; Values </a>(ColumbiaFAVS.com).</em></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 24.972000122070313px;">Room at the Inn, the emergency winter homeless shelter run as a collaboration among churches, will stay open until March 6 – about one week later than originally planned.</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:56:33 +0000 Kellie Moore 48636 at http://kbia.org Room at the Inn homeless shelter to stay open one extra week Cold January in Columbia, but temperature record not broken [GRAPHIC] http://kbia.org/post/cold-january-columbia-temperature-record-not-broken-graphic <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">January in Columbia had no shortage of brutally cold days. But despite an abnormally icy stretch early in the month that closed schools as far south as Atlanta (some blamed it on the “</span><a href="http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/polar-vortex-facts-and-myths-20140107" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">polar vortex</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">”), Columbia did not break its January record for low temperature.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:09:01 +0000 Andrew Gibson 47351 at http://kbia.org Cold January in Columbia, but temperature record not broken [GRAPHIC] NWS expects wet commute Friday afternoon, 3"- 4" snow overnight http://kbia.org/post/nws-expects-wet-commute-friday-afternoon-3-4-snow-overnight <p>Jon Carney, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, says while drivers were experiencing patchy ice on the roads throughout the morning, that isn’t expected to last much longer.</p><p>At around noon, temperatures at the Columbia Regional Airport ticked above freezing, and Carney says in Columbia, he expects temperatures will stay above freezing until the sun starts to set Friday night. He says drivers can expect wet roads for the afternoon commute. He says the sleet and freezing rain should turn in to rain before 1:00pm, and then turn to snow in central Missouri between 5:00pm and 7:00pm. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:35:37 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 45239 at http://kbia.org NWS expects wet commute Friday afternoon, 3"- 4" snow overnight Farm Progress visitors worry about weather http://kbia.org/post/farm-progress-visitors-worry-about-weather <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hot weather has been greeting visitors to this year’s Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, one of the country’s largest agriculture trade shows.</span></p></div><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:42:45 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 39675 at http://kbia.org Farm Progress visitors worry about weather Despite rain, drought still an issue for Missouri http://kbia.org/post/despite-rain-drought-still-issue-missouri <p>Drought remains a threat to Missouri, despite the wet spring and improved rainfall this summer. &nbsp;</p><p>Right now, a large portion of northwest Missouri is experiencing moderate drought conditions, while the rest of the state is classified as either “abnormally dry” or normal.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:17:18 +0000 Marshall Griffin 37888 at http://kbia.org Despite rain, drought still an issue for Missouri Live blog: Second winter storm hits Columbia http://kbia.org/post/live-blog-second-winter-storm-hits-columbia <p>Follow this blog for regular updates on Columbia's second storm in two days.</p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:00:09 +0000 Casey Morell, Scott Pham & Lukas Udstuen 29487 at http://kbia.org Live blog: Second winter storm hits Columbia Some closures already announced for Tuesday, including MU and CPS http://kbia.org/post/some-closures-already-announced-tuesday-including-mu-and-cps <p>The University of Missouri announced<a href="http://mualert.missouri.edu/"> it will be closing its campus Tuesday</a> ahead of forecasts for significant snowfall in Mid-Missouri. You can check the latest on the expected totals<a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/wxstory.php?site=eax"> here on the National Weather Service</a> site.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:11:02 +0000 KBIA Staff 29463 at http://kbia.org Some closures already announced for Tuesday, including MU and CPS MU to remain closed Friday due to winter weather http://kbia.org/post/mu-remain-closed-friday-due-winter-weather <p>The University of Missouri issued a press release Thursday night announcing that the campus will remain closed Friday due to the winter storm <a href="http://kbia.org/post/live-blog-winter-storm-hits-mid-missouri-0">that hit Columbia today</a>. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 04:00:27 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 29294 at http://kbia.org MU to remain closed Friday due to winter weather Live blog: Winter storm hits mid-Missouri http://kbia.org/post/live-blog-winter-storm-hits-mid-missouri-0 <p>Follow this blog for live, continuing coverage of the winter storm affecting mid-Missouri. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:56:49 +0000 Casey Morell & Scott Pham & Alexandra Olgin 29235 at http://kbia.org Live blog: Winter storm hits mid-Missouri After Soaking Gulf Coast, Isaac Is Weakening, Slowly Moving North http://kbia.org/post/after-soaking-gulf-coast-isaac-weakening-slowly-moving-north <strong><strong><strong><strong>The Latest At 10:01 p.m. ET:</strong></strong></strong></strong><p>-- Isaac, now a tropical depression, is still drenching parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. Forecasters say it will eventually move into Arkansas and Missouri. <p>-- Mississippi Gov. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:27:00 +0000 editor 20280 at http://kbia.org After Soaking Gulf Coast, Isaac Is Weakening, Slowly Moving North NOAA predicts dry, hot weather will linger http://kbia.org/post/noaa-predicts-dry-hot-weather-will-linger <p>Federal weather forecasters predict the unusually hot dry weather that has gripped much of the nation will linger into fall, especially for the parched heartland. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:41:35 +0000 Associated Press 17879 at http://kbia.org NOAA predicts dry, hot weather will linger Weather warnings by text: Kirksville adopts new alert system http://kbia.org/post/weather-warnings-text-kirksville-adopts-new-alert-system <p>The city of Kirksville is adopting a new Wireless Emergency Alert system, which will send severe weather warnings via text messages.</p><p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 14:11:48 +0000 Anderw Yost 15332 at http://kbia.org Weather warnings by text: Kirksville adopts new alert system