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Education
5:43 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Columbia Public Schools Challenge to Preserving Food

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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.

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.

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Snow accidents
11:26 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Be careful out there: Snow last week coincided with spike in vehicle accidents, stalls

Traffic on snowy College Avenue in Columbia
Credit Kyle Felling / KBIA

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

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Education
8:28 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Recent snow could cause longer Mo. school year

College Ave. in Columbia, Mo.
Credit Kyle Felling / KBIA

Missouri's education department says the latest in a series of winter storms could cause school districts to extend classes into the summer.

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Politics
8:15 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Mo. Legislature plans full day despite storm

Missouri Capitol
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Snow, bitter cold and high winds are not enough for a snow day at the Missouri Capitol.

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Weather
10:42 am
Sat February 1, 2014

Travelers advised to use caution, as icy mix descends on parts of state

Credit Ryan Famuliner / KBIA file photo

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.

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Weather
5:43 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Columbia streets cleared for driving, school in session Wednesday

Credit Kristofor Husted / KBIA

As Missourians 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.

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Weather
4:42 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

City continues to clear roads, cold snap forces cancellations

Broadway in Columbia was cleared for driving earlier today.
Credit Kristofor Husted / KBIA

The snow has moved on but dangerous cold settled across Missouri on Monday amid warnings that even a few minutes of exposure was risky.

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.

The bitter cold came a day after heavy snow. The St. Louis region got the worst of it — officially 10.8 inches in the city but up to 15 inches in the suburbs. Parts of Columbia received up to 6 inches.

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NPR Story
7:35 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Data Check: How Sunday's Snowfall Compares To The Past

Originally published on Tue January 7, 2014 12:53 pm

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. The National Weather Service reported 10.8 inches Sunday at Lambert Airport.

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Weather
10:16 am
Sun January 5, 2014

Winter mix descends on state, prompting cancellations and closings

Shoveling snow on 10th Street in Columbia, Mo.
Kristofor Husted KBIA

Updated: Jan. 6, 2014, 7:31AM

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.

The utility says the hardest hit areas are in Franklin County, and Jefferson County, with the others spread throughout eastern and southeast Missouri.

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.

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Weather
3:26 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Up to a foot of snow possible in parts of Missouri

Credit Kristofor Husted / KBIA

Forecasters are urging Missourians to brace for a wicked round of winter weather that's about to hit.

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.

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.

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Weather
10:02 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Snow and cold temps make clearing roads difficult in Columbia

Walnut Street in Columbia, Mo on January 2, 2013
Kristofor Husted KBIA

Mid-Missouri drivers are dealing with slippery roads Thursday after a winter storm that dumped two inches of snow in Columbia, according to the National Weather Service.

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 at this link.

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Weather
12:35 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

NWS expects wet commute Friday afternoon, 3"- 4" snow overnight

Downtown Columbia on December 13, 2013
Credit Ryan Famuliner

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.

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.

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Weather
6:04 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Columbia considers tick-and-tow system

KBIA stock photo.

Columbia residents may want to take a little more caution parking their cars this winter.

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.

Steven Sapp, Public Information Specialist for Columbia Public Works, said some of Columbia’s major roads could be subject to the new system.

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Politics
7:56 am
Mon June 10, 2013

MoDOT receives grant for new road treatment

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  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.

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.

If the agency has enough money, it may also apply the treatment at two sites on Interstate 44 near Rolla.

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Weather
8:47 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Severe storms hits Midwest with snow, ice, winds

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.

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.

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Weather
5:58 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Central Missouri hit by third winter storm

Wind and snow obscure Mizzou's Columnis and Jesse Hall
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A third winter storm hit the Columbia area with more than seven inches of snow.  Check this space for updates on closing, weather and road safety.  Follow us  on twitter  and the hashtag #CoMosnow to stay in the loop.

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Weather
4:11 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Some closures already announced for Tuesday, including MU and CPS

National Weather Service

The University of Missouri announced it will be closing its campus Tuesday ahead of forecasts for significant snowfall in Mid-Missouri. You can check the latest on the expected totals here on the National Weather Service site.

Weather
9:57 pm
Sat February 23, 2013

More snow headed to Missouri

Alex Olgin KBIA

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.

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Weather
9:46 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Snow removal continues on Columbia roads

Traffic backs up on Broadway as people try to leave downtown Columbia Thursday afternoon.
Kristofor Husted KBIA

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.

“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.”

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Weather
10:00 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

MU to remain closed Friday due to winter weather

Katy Mersmann KBIA

The University of Missouri issued a press release Thursday night announcing that the campus will remain closed Friday due to the winter storm that hit Columbia today.

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Weather
5:56 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Live blog: Winter storm hits mid-Missouri

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Follow this blog for live, continuing coverage of the winter storm affecting mid-Missouri.

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Weather
10:57 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Everything we know about tomorrow's big storm

Thursday morning's winter storm. Snow is worse to the west of Columbia, lighter to the south.
Credit National Weather Service

Updated at 8:00 p.m. with information about school closures and the gas explosion in Kansas City.

So there’s a huge storm coming into Missouri tonight/tomorrow morning and the Weather Channel says you can blame California (sort of).

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Politics
8:47 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Mo. lawmakers cutting week short due to winter weather threat

A Cole Co. judge declared lawmakers' inability to pass tax credit legislation in the fall rendered a Missouri science investment bill unconstitutional.
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Missouri legislators are cutting their work week short because of concerns about a winter storm.

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.

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Weather
7:13 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Officials stress caution on roads on New Year's Eve

Ryan Famuliner KBIA file photo

The Columbia Public Works department says, based on local forecasts for winter weather, the department decided to start pre-treating roadways this morning.

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Weather
11:37 am
Thu December 20, 2012

High winds main culprit in power outages at homes, businesses, airport

Boone County Electrict

There have been numerous power outages in Mid-Missouri today as the area is experiencing a winter storm with high winds.

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Education
10:27 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Winter storm causes partial power outages at three Columbia schools

Strong winds blow snow over Columbia on December 20, 2012
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

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.

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Weather
10:06 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Snow closes Columbia schools

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's roads.

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AM Newscasts
10:45 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Newscast for January 12, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • Winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6pm today
  • An Ameren plant in Missouri is a top-ten polluter in the US

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Weather
8:42 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Missouri gets a round of snow, drivers cautioned

Missouri drivers advised to use caution today.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

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  for drivers. 

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