February 3, 2011
This frame grab from KOTV video in Tulsa, Okla., shows a crew rescuing people who were trapped in a vehicle that plummeted from a bridge into the Spring River on Thursday near Miami, Okla. Three people have died in the accident and Oklahoma authorities say the pickup truck was carrying as many as eight people when it drove off of snow-covered Interstate 44 and into the river.
In the early Thursday morning light, a parhelion or solar halo, is seen in the sky to the left of the sun from Stephens Lake Park. A parhelion is caused when ice crystals in the atmosphere refract the light of the sun.
February 2, 2011
Missouri coach Mike Anderson, center, pleads with the referees during the second half of the Tigers' loss Wednesday night at Oklahoma State.
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The snowstorm brought large amounts of snow to Missouri. Here’s the accumulation in inches as of Wednesday
Hunter Rottinghaus, 9, shows on Wednesday the couch where he slept Tuesday night in the Little Theater at Ragtag Cinema. Rottinghaus' parents stayed the night in an office above the adjacent Uprise Bakery, which they own, while letting Hunter and other employees stay the night in the two movie theaters during the blizzard.
Columbia resident Bill Wheatley uses a snow blower to help his neighbor, Justin Toke, clear his driveway of snow on Wednesday.
Clara Strathausen, 8, takes off down the sledding hill at Stephens Lake Park after a push from her neighbor, Scott Southwick, Wednesday afternoon. Clara was at the hill with the Southwick-Rymph family, including Catherine Rymph, standing at left, and their children, Polly Southwick, 8, and Linus Southwick, 6.
Sledders take to a relatively untouched sledding hill at Stephens Lake Park.
Mara Akers, 5, plays in the snow tunnel she started making in her front yard on Anthony Street on Wednesday. With a day off of school, the snow kept Mara busy.
A track system allows the hoop house to be rolled onto whichever section of land needs to be covered at a particular time.
Dan Kuebler shows off his hoop house, which was funded by the federal Environmental Quality Incentives Program, on his farm near Ashland last week. A hoop house is a structure that consists of wood and metal framing covered by a plastic material that insulates the air and soil inside, resulting in temperatures that can be twice as high as those outside.
Canada Geese make their way across ice forming off the Ohio River at Four Seasons Marina on Wednesday in Cincinnati.
A family of snowmen are all smiles with the snow and cold temperatures Wednesday along Seneca Lane in West Lafayette, Ind. A large portion of the nation was hit by a strong winter storm packing lots of ice, snow and wind.
Matt Zimmerman talks on the phone while in favorite place to take calls, the balcony overlooking the practice court at the Mizzou Arena. Matt Zimmerman is the assistant coach for the Missouri Tigers basketball team.
Matt Zimmerman sits at his desk while he makes calls at Mizzou Arena in November. Matt Zimmerman is the assistant coach for the Missouri Tigers basketball team.
Columbia Transit bus driver Archie Smith watches as snow is loaded into a dump truck on Broadway on Wednesday. "Mother Nature, man," said Smith about the snowfall. "Our time was due."
Wind-sculpted ridges in the snow surround an empty bench at Stephens Lake Park on Wednesday. No people were out at the park early Wednesday morning.