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7:59 am
Fri July 11, 2014

All power restored but storm cleanup continues

The Columbia Water and Light outage map Friday morning

Columbia Water and Light crews have restored power to all customers who lost power in a severe thunderstorm late Monday night.

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9:02 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Columbia Water & Light crews continue to work, power being gradually restored

Credit Columbia Water & Light outage map

Columbia line workers are continuing to make progress with power restoration and repairs in neighborhoods damaged by Monday night's storms. The city's most recent outage map indicates that the number of customers currently without power is down from 16,000 Monday night, to a little more than a thousand customers affected this morning.

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8:15 am
Tue July 8, 2014

High river levels cause postponement of MR340 race across the state

Credit KBIA file photo

An annual paddle boat race on the Missouri River will be postponed until August because of high water on the river.

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6:38 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Thousands without power following damaging overnight thunderstorm

Limbs were down on Ninth St. in Columbia Tuesday morning in front of the so called "J-Slums," the apartment buildings at 400 and 402 S Ninth St.
Credit Ryan Famuliner / KBIA

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.

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8:42 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Volunteers, communities respond to Mississippi flooding

'With historic buildings, a post office and a dozen homes all in the path of the flood, Clarksville, Mo, 75 miles north of St. Louis, has more to lose than most.'
Credit Camille Phillips / St. Louis Public Radio

Flooding on the Mississippi River continues to make its way south from Iowa, putting towns from Quincy to Grafton on alert.

With historic buildings, a post office and a dozen homes all in the path of the flood, Clarksville, Mo, 75 miles north of St. Louis, has more to lose than most.

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5:41 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Rising River Threatens Areas North Of St. Louis

Flooding near Clarksville in 2008

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 4:43 pm

The National Weather Service is forecasting major flooding along stretches of the Mississippi River north of St. Louis early next week. A map on its site is regularly updated with river stages.

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7:04 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Rainstorms Pummel Upper Midwest, Drowning Resources

Flooding across the Upper Midwest, including Iowa, over the last couple weeks has soaked homes and fields and left local governments scrambling.
Dirk Lammers AP

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 1:28 pm

Heavy rains over the past couple of weeks have rivers rising all across the Upper Midwest, flooding homes, swamping fields and washing out roads.

Fans hum 24/7 as Laura Westra tries to dry out her sopping-wet basement in the small town of Rock Valley, Iowa.

The nearby Rock River, in the northwest corner of the state, swelled last week wider and deeper than anyone can remember.

"We've lived here 45 years, and this is the first time we had water in the basement," Westra says.

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4:41 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Storms endanger Boone County

Mobile Home on Lenoir where man was trapped.
City of Columbia

Last night's storms had the Columbia Fire Department and the Boone County Fire District very busy. The two departments responded to over 30 calls between the hours of 4 am and 9 am. Battalion Chief John Metz said this was challenging because of weather conditions, as well as the nature of the calls. "Many of them were lines down, or trees in the power lines, any associated water rescues with the heavy rains that we have," Metz said.

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8:32 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Mid-April freeze threatens fruit trees

Credit Au Kirk / Flickr

The winter that just won't quit has one more punch for the nation's Heartland — a cold front bringing a brief return to sub-freezing weather, creating concerns for growers of apples, peaches, grapes and other fruit.

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2:21 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

As storms roll through Missouri, National Weather Service issues weather warnings [UPDATES]

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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.

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3:44 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

As Missouri enters tornado season, a look at past US twisters [INFOGRAPHIC]

An image of an interactive map showing all U.S. tornadoes from 1950-2012
Credit KBIA-FM

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 TornadoHistoryProject.com, which in turn pulls its numbers from the weather service's Storm Prediction Center.

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2:00 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

No reports of injuries during Thursday's severe weather

Officials are assessing damage from heavy storms that hit northern Missouri, damaging homes and utility poles.

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3:06 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Chance for severe weather in SW Mo. Thursday

The storm could produce large hail and possibly tornadoes. (File photo)
Credit Alexandra Olgin / KBIA

The Storm Prediction Center says there is a slight risk of severe weather in parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma on Thursday. The greatest risk will be in western Arkansas, southwestern Missouri and eastern Oklahoma.

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4:17 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Prolonged winter weather could delay spring storms

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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.

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9:30 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Harsh winter could impact dock safety

Lake of the Ozarks
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Following a rough winter at the Lake of the Ozarks, people are advised to check their docks before proceeding into the water. 

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5:17 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Weather conditions lead to more outdoor fires

Credit Abby Spudich / KBIA

  Low humidity and heavy winds have created opportune conditions for controlled fires to run away. Since Friday, Fire departments in mid-Missouri have responded to about 20 outside fires. “For this time of year, it’s pretty common,” said Martina Pounds, a spokesperson with the Boone County Fire District. “The weather was decent and it’s been dry for a couple days, so people were out burning their fields.

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6:06 am
Mon March 3, 2014

School closings for Monday, March 3

Hazardous road conditions have caused many schools to close today throughout central Missouri, including Columbia, Jefferson City and Fulton Public Schools. See the complete list of closings. 

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5:27 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Winter weather causing delays and cancellations at Columbia airport

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Although temperatures are finally on the rise in Columbia, Columbia Regional Airport still experienced some winter-weather problems Monday. One flight was delayed, and another was canceled.

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6:26 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Freezing rain prompts school closings Monday, Feb. 17

Freezing rain and icy conditions prompted some school closings for Monday, Feb. 17. View a complete list of closings and cancellations. A freezing rain advisory is in effect until noon today. 

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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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2:26 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Columbia, Jefferson City schools closed Wednesday

Columbia Public Schools will not be in session Wednesday.  It will be the district’s third consecutive day with a snow cancelation. In an email, Jefferson City Public Schools also announced that classes were canceled.

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5:24 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Winter storm: Some school closings for Thursday, road crews move to residential routes [UPDATES]

MU campus
Kristofor Husted KBIA

UPDATE 5:00pm Thursday: Columbia Public Schools will be closed again on Friday due to weather and road conditions. Jefferson City Public Schools will be in session Friday, although busses will run on snow routes in Callaway County in the morning and afternoon.

UPDATE 5:00 p.m. Wednesday: University of Missouri officials announced that the Columbia campus will be open Thursday for all regularly scheduled operations.

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9:09 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Cold January in Columbia, but temperature record not broken [GRAPHIC]

Credit Au Kirk / Flickr

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 “polar vortex”), Columbia did not break its January record for low temperature.

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6:15 am
Mon February 3, 2014

School closings for Monday, Feb. 3

Hazardous road conditions have caused many schools to close today throughout central Missouri, including Columbia, Fulton and Boonville Public Schools. See the complete list of closings. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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