winter storm 2013

Business
8:10 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Despite storm, postal workers rally for Saturday delivery

Postal workers came out in the snow and slush to rally for Saturday delivery, shown here at a St. Louis rally, Sunday, March 24.
Credit 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.

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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
Credit @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.

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Weather
12:30 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Sagging power lines complicate repair efforts for Boone County Electric

A falling tree in Benton Stephens nearly knocks over nearby power lines
Credit Scott Pham / KBIA

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

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Weather
12:01 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Whiteout: How This Week's Snowfall Looked From Space

(NASA/Suomi NPP)

Originally published on Wed February 27, 2013 4:29 pm

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:

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Weather
11:30 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Update on snow and services from the city

Clear, but slushy roadways Tuesday morning
Credit 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. 

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Weather
6:00 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Live blog: Second winter storm hits Columbia

Aimee Appel stands on College Avenue.
Credit Andrew Nichols / KBIA

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

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Science, Health and Technology
5:48 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Meals on Wheels deals with winter weather

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.

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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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Agriculture
5:54 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Winter storm could provide some short-term drought relief in Missouri

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Fri February 22, 2013 4:57 pm

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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Weather
5:43 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Columbia police team with towing companies to clear roads

nonorganical Flickr

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.

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Business
5:24 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Snow cleanup closes parts of downtown Columbia

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

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

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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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Sports
9:16 am
Fri February 22, 2013

LSU-Missouri game postponed by snow

A massive snow storm barrels through mid-Missouri Thursday morning, dumping 10 inches of snow in some spots.
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.

Business
9:15 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Mo. airports reopen with several cancellations

St. Louis' Lambert Airport is open for business with several flight cancellations.
Credit dbking / Flickr

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.

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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
6:12 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Official business shuts down in wake of winter storm

Jefferson City in the snow
Credit Jeanine Anderson / Flickr

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

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Weather
5:48 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Red Cross volunteers to help with winter storm

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.  

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Weather
10:44 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency in Mo.

Snow blusters around the MU campus.
Credit 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.

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Weather
5:56 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Live blog: Winter storm hits mid-Missouri

Credit Andrew Nichols / KBIA

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

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Weather
4:35 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Columbia officials prepare for winter storm

Winter (storm) is coming, according to this Accuweather radar taken at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Credit 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.

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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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