snow http://kbia.org en Columbia city council to consider paying for snow removal http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-consider-paying-snow-removal <p>The Columbia City Council is set to take a final vote Monday to appropriate funds to cover expenditures from the planned snow removal budget, according to the Columbia Tribune.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:36:11 +0000 Abigail Keel 56379 at http://kbia.org Columbia city council to consider paying for snow removal Columbia Public Schools Challenge to Preserving Food http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-schools-challenge-preserving-food <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With seven snow days, Columbia Public Schools has already surpassed its allotted limit of six snow days for the 2013-14 school year. For most, a snow day leads to relaxation. For people involved in the transportation and reception of food, it means exactly the opposite.</span></p><p>Their line of communication never ends. The Columbia Public School District has 34 schools to keep track of. That means 34 kitchens that receive food multiple times a week. Depending on what time a snow day is announced, it may be too late to stop a delivery service.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:43:00 +0000 Brady Finn 48081 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public Schools Challenge to Preserving Food Be careful out there: Snow last week coincided with spike in vehicle accidents, stalls http://kbia.org/post/be-careful-out-there-snow-last-week-coincided-spike-vehicle-accidents-stalls <p>Most everyone knows driving in the snow can be dangerous, and numbers from last week seem to confirm it.</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:26:32 +0000 Andrew Gibson 47930 at http://kbia.org Be careful out there: Snow last week coincided with spike in vehicle accidents, stalls Recent snow could cause longer Mo. school year http://kbia.org/post/recent-snow-could-cause-longer-mo-school-year <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri's education department says the latest in a series of winter storms could cause school districts to extend classes into the summer.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:28:29 +0000 Associated Press 47739 at http://kbia.org Recent snow could cause longer Mo. school year Mo. Legislature plans full day despite storm http://kbia.org/post/mo-legislature-plans-full-day-despite-storm <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Snow, bitter cold and high winds are not enough for a snow day at the Missouri Capitol.</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:15:22 +0000 Associated Press 47676 at http://kbia.org Mo. Legislature plans full day despite storm Travelers advised to use caution, as icy mix descends on parts of state http://kbia.org/post/travelers-advised-use-caution-icy-mix-descends-parts-state <p></p><p>State and county officials are urging travelers to use caution this morning, after a round of sleet and freezing temperatures descended on much of the state last night, leaving much of central and north Missouri covered.</p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 16:42:20 +0000 Janet Saidi 47513 at http://kbia.org Travelers advised to use caution, as icy mix descends on parts of state Columbia streets cleared for driving, school in session Wednesday http://kbia.org/post/columbia-streets-cleared-driving-school-session-wednesday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As </span>Missourians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> muddle through another frigid day Tuesday, the worst cold snap in nearly two decades is coming to an end — just in time for more snow.</span></p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:43:59 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & Associated Press 46341 at http://kbia.org Columbia streets cleared for driving, school in session Wednesday City continues to clear roads, cold snap forces cancellations http://kbia.org/post/city-continues-clear-roads-cold-snap-forces-cancellations <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The snow has moved on but dangerous cold settled across&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;on Monday amid warnings that even a few minutes of exposure was risky.</span></p><p>Gusting winds only made matters worse. By 8 a.m. the temperature in Columbia had plummeted to minus-9 degrees, making it one of the coldest days in decades. Wind chill temperatures today dropped to 30 below zero.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:42:22 +0000 Kristofor Husted & Associated Press 46283 at http://kbia.org City continues to clear roads, cold snap forces cancellations Data Check: How Sunday's Snowfall Compares To The Past http://kbia.org/post/data-check-how-sundays-snowfall-compares-past It's not often St. Louis sees nearly a foot of snow in a 24-hour period, but it has happened a handful of times since records have been kept.&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Weather Service reported 10.8 inches Sunday at Lambert Airport.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The record — unofficial because of some missing data — is 20.4 inches between March 30 and 31 back in 1890. And just last year, we saw 12.7 inches between March 24 and 25. Here's how the most recent storm compares with the top ten 24-hour snowfalls in St. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:35:39 +0000 Brent Jones 46252 at http://kbia.org Winter mix descends on state, prompting cancellations and closings http://kbia.org/post/winter-mix-descends-state-prompting-cancellations-and-closings <p></p><p>Updated: Jan. 6, 2014, 7:31AM</p><p>As much of Missouri begins to dig out of snow coverage that descended over the state over the weekend, Ameren Missouri says about 1400 people are without power as the utility works to restore power.</p><p>The utility says the hardest hit areas are in Franklin County, and Jefferson County, with the others spread throughout eastern and southeast Missouri.</p><p>The outages come as the state is under a wind chill warning through noon today, with nearly the entire state reporting temperatures below zero early this morning.</p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 16:16:06 +0000 Associated Press & Janet Saidi 46227 at http://kbia.org Winter mix descends on state, prompting cancellations and closings Up to a foot of snow possible in parts of Missouri http://kbia.org/post/foot-snow-possible-parts-missouri <p></p><p>Forecasters are urging Missourians to brace for a wicked round of winter weather that's about to hit.</p><p>The National Weather Service said Friday that a winter storm could dump nearly a foot of snow on the St. Louis region over the weekend, with significant but lesser amounts elsewhere.</p><p>Bitter cold is coming, too, with readings well below zero Sunday night and Monday night. Wind chills could reach as low as minus-35 degrees.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:26:34 +0000 Associated Press 46178 at http://kbia.org Up to a foot of snow possible in parts of Missouri Snow and cold temps make clearing roads difficult in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/snow-and-cold-temps-make-clearing-roads-difficult-columbia <p>Mid-Missouri drivers are dealing with slippery roads Thursday after a winter storm that dumped two inches of snow in Columbia, according to <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=lsx&amp;product=RTP&amp;issuedby=lsx">the National Weather Service</a>.</p><p>Across Mid-Missouri, as of 10:00am Thursday morning highways were listed as either covered or partly covered according to the Missouri Department of Transportation’s traveler information map. Check for the latest updates <a href="http://traveler.modot.org/map/">at this link</a>. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:02:01 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 46107 at http://kbia.org Snow and cold temps make clearing roads difficult in Columbia 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 Columbia considers tick-and-tow system http://kbia.org/post/columbia-considers-tick-and-tow-system <p></p><p>Columbia residents may want to take a little more caution parking their cars this winter.</p><p>In an effort to make it easier on snow removal crews this winter, the City of Columbia wants to implement a ticket-and-tow system on designated routes.</p><p>Steven Sapp, Public Information Specialist for Columbia Public Works, said some of Columbia’s major roads could be subject to the new system.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:04:44 +0000 Greg Dailey 43810 at http://kbia.org Columbia considers tick-and-tow system MoDOT receives grant for new road treatment http://kbia.org/post/modot-receives-grant-new-road-treatment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Missouri has received a federal grant to test a new type of road treatment intended to keep cars from slipping off highways when it rains or snows.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will apply the "high friction surface treatment" to a pair of curves on U.S. 54 and Missouri 179 in Jefferson City.</p><p>If the agency has enough money, it may also apply the treatment at two sites on Interstate 44 near Rolla.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:56:01 +0000 Associated Press 35182 at http://kbia.org MoDOT receives grant for new road treatment Severe storms hits Midwest with snow, ice, winds http://kbia.org/post/severe-storms-hits-midwest-snow-ice-winds <p>Storms packing rain, snow and dangerous winds have raked the Midwest, spawning a possible tornado outside of St. Louis that prompted an emergency declaration from Missouri's governor.</p><p>To the north icy weather left thousands without power and prompted Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to call out the state National Guard to aid residents as the state braced for another storm system that threatened to dump several inches of wet snow Thursday.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:47:52 +0000 Associated Press 31859 at http://kbia.org Central Missouri hit by third winter storm http://kbia.org/post/central-missouri-hit-third-winter-storm <p></p><p>A third winter storm hit the Columbia area with more than seven inches of snow. &nbsp;Check this space for updates on closing, weather and road safety. &nbsp;Follow us&nbsp; <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kbia" style="line-height: 1.5;">on twitter</a> &nbsp;and the&nbsp;hashtag&nbsp;#CoMosnow&nbsp;to stay in the loop.</p><p> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 22:58:29 +0000 Janet Saidi, Scott Pham, Associated Press & Rehman Tungekar 30895 at http://kbia.org Central Missouri hit by third winter storm 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 More snow headed to Missouri http://kbia.org/post/more-snow-headed-missouri <p><em>Updated at 10:38 a.m. with closure information.</em></p><p>Just as Missouri and Kansas residents are digging out from record snowfalls, another winter storm is headed to the region.</p><p> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 03:57:21 +0000 Associated Press & Scott Pham 29393 at http://kbia.org More snow headed to Missouri Snow removal continues on Columbia roads http://kbia.org/post/snow-removal-continues-columbia-roads <p>Columbia Snow plows have been out overnight working to clear the roads for drivers. Columbia Public Works spokesperson Steve Sapp said as of Friday morning, all first and second priority routes have one lane that is plowed and passable.</p><p>“Passable does not mean that it’s clear down to pavement," Sapp said. "Passable means that it has been plowed, and at least one lane has had the top layer of snow taken off of it.”</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:46:04 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 29312 at http://kbia.org Snow removal continues on Columbia roads 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 Everything we know about tomorrow's big storm http://kbia.org/post/everything-we-know-about-tomorrows-big-storm <p><em>Updated at 8:00 p.m. with information about school closures and the gas explosion in Kansas City.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So there’s a huge storm coming into Missouri tonight/tomorrow morning and the Weather Channel says </span><a href="http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/winter-storm-q-california-plains-midwest-20130218" style="line-height: 1.5;">you can blame California (sort of).</a></p><p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:57:41 +0000 Scott Pham 29181 at http://kbia.org Everything we know about tomorrow's big storm Mo. lawmakers cutting week short due to winter weather threat http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-cutting-week-short-due-winter-weather-threat <p>Missouri legislators are cutting their work week short because of concerns about a winter storm.</p><p>The House and Senate usually meet from Monday until mid-day Thursday each week. But the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from late Wednesday through Thursday for most of Missouri. The forecast calls for a mixture of ice and snow, depending on the location. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:47:30 +0000 Associated Press 29149 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers cutting week short due to winter weather threat Officials stress caution on roads on New Year's Eve http://kbia.org/post/officials-stress-caution-roads-new-years-eve <p>The Columbia Public Works department says, based on local forecasts for winter weather, the department decided to start pre-treating roadways this morning. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 13:13:58 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 26613 at http://kbia.org Officials stress caution on roads on New Year's Eve High winds main culprit in power outages at homes, businesses, airport http://kbia.org/post/high-winds-main-culprit-power-outages-homes-businesses-airport <p>There have been numerous power outages in Mid-Missouri today as the area is experiencing a winter storm with high winds. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:37:17 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 26216 at http://kbia.org High winds main culprit in power outages at homes, businesses, airport Winter storm causes partial power outages at three Columbia schools http://kbia.org/post/winter-storm-causes-partial-power-outages-three-columbia-schools <p>Columbia Public School district spokesperson Michelle Baumstark says three Columbia schools were experiencing sporadic power outages Thursday morning due to a winter storm in the area. Baumstark says the outages at New Haven elementary school, Parkade elementary school and West Junior High School started around 9:45am Thursday. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:27:51 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 26214 at http://kbia.org Winter storm causes partial power outages at three Columbia schools Snow closes Columbia schools http://kbia.org/post/snow-closes-columbia-schools <p>Officials from the Columbia Public School District say all schools in the distract are closed Monday due to early morning snow fall which covered the city&#39;s roads. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 16:06:24 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 8691 at http://kbia.org Newscast for January 12, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-12-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:</p><ul><li>Winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6pm today</li><li>An Ameren plant in Missouri is a top-ten polluter in the US</li></ul><p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:45:36 +0000 Janet Saidi 6912 at http://kbia.org Missouri gets a round of snow, drivers cautioned http://kbia.org/post/missouri-gets-round-snow-drivers-cautioned <p>A winter-weather advisory remains in effect until 6:00 this evening for much of the region, with moderate to light snow continuing to fall throughout the day. Snow, blowing snow and sleet may cause difficult conditions&nbsp; for drivers.&nbsp; Thu, 12 Jan 2012 14:42:25 +0000 Janet Saidi 6906 at http://kbia.org Missouri gets a round of snow, drivers cautioned