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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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Faith/Religion
12:10 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

How the cold is affecting Columbia's homeless shelters

The Interfaith Day Center in Columbia was packed full on Monday as people sought refuge from the cold temperatures. The high for the day was 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

The center, which is a daytime resource for those who are homeless, is expected to move to Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church soon. In the current location on Park Avenue, there’s only seating for about 20 people.

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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
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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Science, Health and Technology
5:58 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Warming centers and shelters open in Columbia

Photo by Homemade Honeybird via Flickr.

Warming centers and shelters have now opened in Columbia, according to the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services. It has 14 buildings hosting people during winter months. Representatives said 8 of those buildings are warming centers open during business hours.

·         ARC (Activity and Recreation Center) at 1707 West Ash Street

·         Armory Sports and Community Center at 701 East Ash Street

·         Boone County Government Center at 801 East Walnut

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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.

Politics
9:18 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Warm winter temperatures lead to MoDOT maintenance

Warm temperatures this winter and spring have the Missouri Department of Transportation painting and repairing the roads it was plowing all winter last year.

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