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Columbia Missourian

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Thursday's snowstorm and additional snowfall

By Sydney Miller
February 25, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST
Lee Viorel, a freshman from Springfield, is buried under the snow by his friends on the Francis Quadrangle on Thursday afternoon.

1. The week's most read story was a collection of readers' tweets and pictures about Thursday's snowstorm. The Columbia Public School District and area colleges closed for the day after 11 inches of snow covered Columbia roads. (1,811 page views)

2. Just as Columbia is recovering from Thursday's snowstorm, the National Weather Service expects up to six inches in additional snowfall late Monday. (1,723 page views)

3. Readers turned to the Missourian's live blog for updates on road conditions and cancellation listings. Columbia Public Schools, William Woods and Stephens College closed earlier in the day, and MU closed campus at midday Thursday and all day Friday. (1,585 page views)

4. Following the trend of this week's top stories, the fourth most-read story this week chronicled Thursday's storm. By about 4 p.m., 11 inches of snow had accumulated downtown, and 9.7 inches were reported at Columbia Regional Airport at 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Fred Glass, a meteorologist with the service in St. Louis, said the totals were among the highest in central to eastern Missouri. (1,245 page views)

5. Readers checked into the Missourian's interactive map to check road conditions and warn others of bad areas in Thursday's snowstorm.  (1,218 page views)

6. Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith received a notice of allegations Tuesday from the NCAA of failure to promote an atmosphere for compliance during his time at the University of Miami. "I did get a notice of allegations," Haith said following the Tigers' win against Florida. "Contrary to what was reported, there was no unethical conduct in my notice of allegation. And it is just an allegation. So we get a chance to defend ourselves. The biggest thing I want to tell you is, I’m glad this thing is almost over with." (1,078 page views)

7. Midway through Thursday's snowstorm, the National Weather Service increased Columbia's expected snowfall from 4 to 6 inches to 7 to 10 inches. Columbia came to a standstill Thursday afternoon, with snowfall totals that were among the highest in the state. (1,031 page views)

8. Missourian readers checked in online to Tuesday's report of expected snow for Thursday. Early expectations for Columbia snowfall were at 1 to 3 inches.  (976 page views)

9. Missouri men's basketball made news in an unexpected upset against No. 5 Florida this week. The Tigers narrowly beat the Gators 63-60 Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena. "To win games like this against a high quality team you have to execute," coach Frank Haith said. (928 page views)

10. Thursday's snowfall closed campuses but didn't prevent students from gathering at Campus Bar & Grill that night. After the storm left cars stranded on main roads and businesses across town shutting their doors early, Campus Bar & Grill opened and was filled with students making the best of a snowy night. (865 page views)