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PHOTO GALLERY: Unlike February 2011, Wednesday's spring-like weather permits outdoor activities

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 | 8:07 p.m. CST; updated 12:41 p.m. CST, Thursday, February 2, 2012

*An earlier version of this photo gallery misidentified two of the students enjoying a picnic. They are Rachel Denure and Connor Usry.

COLUMBIA — Columbia residents enjoy unseasonably warm weather with picnics and bicycle rides, which is a far cry from February 2011 when a blizzard hit Missouri.

 

 

Cars drive by Columbia City Hall on Feb. 1. A dump truck filled with snow removed from downtown streets drives west on Broadway past City Hall on Feb. 2, 2011.

Photos by ANDREW MITCHELL and JEFF LAUTENBERGER
Melanie Hessler, junior, cruises down Ninth Street on her way to class February 1. A city plow got stuck in a snow drift on Eighth Street on Feb. 1, 2011. The plow was stuck spinning its tires for about 20 minutes before finally freeing itself by backing out onto Elm Street.

Photos by ANDREW MITCHELL and JEFF LAUTENBERGER
Walkers take advantage of the warm weather at Stephens Lake Park on Feb. 1. A man ice skates on Stephens Lake on Jan. 19, 2011.

Photos by COLLEEN ARCHIBALD and MADELINE BEYER
Students, from left, *Rachel Denure, sophomore, Matt Roberts, sophomore, *Connor Usry, sophomore, Lindsay Wright, junior, and Kristin White, junior, take a break from classes to enjoy the 60-degree weather on Francis Quadrangle on Feb. 1. A picnic table sits nearly submerged outside of Reichmann Pavilion in Stephens Lake Park on Feb. 2, 2011.

Photos by ANDREW MITCHELL and CLAYTON STALTER

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