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Update 4/4/14 8:13 a.m.: (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.

Prolonged winter weather could delay spring storms

Mar 17, 2014
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Weather forecasters say prolonged cold temperatures over the winter could cause this year's spring storm season to get off to a late start as it takes longer for water in the Gulf of Mexico to warm up.

Snowy College Avenue
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Most everyone knows driving in the snow can be dangerous, and numbers from last week seem to confirm it.

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Crews are working to restore power to thousands in the Kansas City area after strong storms hit the area.

More snow headed to Missouri

Feb 23, 2013
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Updated at 10:38 a.m. with closure information.

Just as Missouri and Kansas residents are digging out from record snowfalls, another winter storm is headed to the region.

Mailbox in snow
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Officials are discouraging travel in southeastern Missouri until crews clear the roads from what was expected to be heavy snowfall with blizzard conditions.

The National Weather Service placed 13 counties from the Bootheel to north of Cape Girardeau under a blizzard warning from Tuesday night to midday today. Total accumulations were expected to range from three inches in the Bootheel to 12 inches farther north.

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The path of Tropical Storm Isaac northward from the Gulf Coast is still uncertain, but Missouri officials are urging people to prepare for possible heavy rain and power outages.  The powerful storm lost some of its strength yesterday afternoon and has been downgraded to a tropical storm.  

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The Midwest may get a break from the drought when remnants of Hurricane Isaac arrive late this week, but the torrent of rain could create problems.

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The National Weather Service may soon be texting you. It’s the latest initiative to keep people across the country up to date on severe weather, starting this week.