winter storm 2013

Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

Despite the winter storm, postal workers rallied against the proposed removal of Saturday deliveries.

Workers and supporters sloshed around in front of the Post Office’s main branch in downtown St. Louis, carrying signs that read “Missourians for 6 Day.”

“These people understand the importance of their job, the importance of delivering six days a week, and the role that we play in the community,” said Kevin Boyer, Missouri state president of the National Association of Letter Carriers.

Central Missouri hit by third winter storm

Mar 23, 2013
@MazvitasAngels

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.

Scott Pham / KBIA

  Many Boone County homes are still without power due to outages in the Boone Electric Cooperative grid.

The images of this past week's heavy snowfall in Missouri and across the Midwest are familiar and chaotic - cars in ditches, closed airports and overall gridlock of infrastructure.

Today's NASA "Image of the Day" provides a decidedly more peaceful look at the storm's effects, from space.

Here's how NASA describes this image and the technology they used to capture it:

Update on snow and services from the city

Feb 27, 2013
KBIA

Travel Conditions
In a press release sent out this morning, the city says that travel conditions are improving and that road crews made good progress this morning. 

Andrew Nichols / KBIA

Follow this blog for regular updates on Columbia's second storm in two days.

The charity Meals on Wheels delivers roughly 100 meals a day to the elderly and the disabled throughout Columbia. Inclement weather, like last week’s snowstorm, forces the charity to reorganize its efforts.

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.

More snow headed to Missouri

Feb 23, 2013
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.

The winter storm that dumped several inches of snow and ice across much of Missouri may bring some short-term relief to the state’s drought conditions.


Kelly Smith is Director of Marketing and Commodities for the Missouri Farm Bureau.  He says the winter storm arrived on the heels of recent rain events, helping saturate the soil.


“This snow is gonna slowly melt into the ground," Smith said.  "We will get some runoff from it in some areas because they got a 10 to 13-inch snow…we had areas in our state as high as 13, maybe even 15, inches up in north of (the) Kansas City area.”

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Police are working with private towing companies to remove stalled and abandoned vehicles to make way for snow plows. The Columbia Police Department said they've received more than 180 calls in Boone County since Thursday morning. Calling the police station is not recommended as a way to locate your towed vehicle.

Snow cleanup closes parts of downtown Columbia

Feb 22, 2013
Kristofor Husted / KBIA

Parts of downtown Columbia will be closed to traffic on Friday night for snow removal.

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.”

Britt Crocker / KBIA

The women's basketball teams from LSU and Missouri will have to wait at least one more day for their first meeting since the 1989-90 season because of a major snow storm in the Midwest.

University officials say the game, originally scheduled Thursday night in Columbia, has been postponed until Friday at 1 p.m.

A state of emergency has been declared in the Columbia area, where about 10 inches of snow has made travel hazardous Thursday and blocked some roadways near the Mizzou Arena.

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Airports in Columbia, Kansas City and St. Louis reopened but passengers were told to expect several cancellations, particularly in the morning.

American Airlines flight 3215 from Columbia to Dallas was canceled this morning, but the remaining flights are scheduled to take off and arrive as planned.

Lambert International Airport in St. Louis and Kansas City International Airport both closed Thursday after a massive snowstorm hit Missouri.

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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  Many of Columbia and Jefferson City’s official meetings have been canceled tonight due to the winter storm.

Red Cross volunteers to help with winter storm

Feb 21, 2013
Alex Olgin / KBIA

Red Cross volunteers are on hand to help with the winter storm in mid-Missouri. The Heart of Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross is prepared to build shelters for people who may lose power.  Phillip Iman, a spokesperson for the Red Cross chapter, says this is unlikely to happen.  

Kristofor Husted / KBIA

Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Missouri Thursday in response to the severe winter storm hammering the state.

The storm system has been dumping a mix of snow and sleet since early Thursday morning. Weather forecasts predict parts of the state could see up to 10 inches of snow. Many roads and highways already are covered with snow.

Nixon’s emergency management team has been keeping the governor up to speed with the latest information on the storm and its effects. The State Emergency Operations Center has been monitoring the storm system since Wednesday.

Live blog: Winter storm hits mid-Missouri

Feb 21, 2013
Andrew Nichols / KBIA

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

Columbia officials prepare for winter storm

Feb 20, 2013
Accuweather.com

Officials in Missouri are making preparations for a winter storm that’s expected to hit Columbia during the morning commute Thursday.

The National Weather Service says the storm, which already has dumped inches of snow and rain out West and across the plains states, is projected to bring at least two to four inches of snow accumulation and up to two tenths of an inch of ice in Columbia and surrounding areas.

Everything we know about tomorrow's big storm

Feb 20, 2013
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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).