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Q&A: Drones might help show how tornadoes form

Drones can penetrate parts of weather systems that other instruments can't reach, and they can do it at less cost and with less danger than piloted planes, the scientists say.

Snow is expected during Thursday's morning commute

Total accumulation is anticipated to be between 1 to 2 inches.

Columbia enjoys near-record December warmth before return of cold, snow

Sunday's high fell 2 degrees short of the Columbia record for Dec. 14, but residents didn't let that stop them from soaking up the sun.

Mudflows spur evacuations in Southern California

Dangerous storm system causes accidents, evacuations and fatalities.

Storms take over evening news in America

Ginger Zee, ABC's meteorologist, is the most-seen correspondent on evening network newscasts.

U.N. weather agency says 2014 is on track for hottest year

The global average temperature from January to October was 1.03 degrees Fahrenheit above average, the World Meteorological Organization said. 2014 is currently tied with 2010 for record heat levels.

Columbia could match record-setting cold Tuesday

The National Weather Service was forecasting a low of 8 degrees in Columbia for early Tuesday, which matches the lowest temperature on record for the date.

Columbia prepares for possible first snowfall of season

With snow expected throughout the day Saturday, crews have already started preparing primary roads and potential problem areas for the first snowfall.

Cold and forecast snow welcome weather for deer opener

First accumulating snow of the season expected on Saturday afternoon with around one to two inches forecast.

Cold weather from northern states headed for Columbia

An Arctic blast fueled by Typhoon Nuri and the polar vortex was already dropping heavy snow in the northern plains.

Arctic air moves toward Columbia

Columbia residents can expect to see temperatures drop into the low 3os by Monday night.

Warm, wet October breaks records

The month of October was warmer and wetter than the norm, according to the National Weather Service, but November will start with a chill.

Hard freeze may be frightful for plants

Below freezing temperatures are expected for Columbia late Friday night and Saturday morning.

Predicting Missouri's winter weather like gazing into crystal ball

The insides of persimmon seeds, almanacs and professional meteorologists provide different forecasts for the coming winter.

 

Death toll in Nepal rises to 27 after blizzards, avalanches

At least 27 trekkers are dead and another 70 are still missing Thursday after blizzards slammed the Himalayas in Nepal. Many foreign hikers were among the dead and missing.

Record-setting rainfall disrupts school athletics, park construction

Only halfway through the month, this is the third-wettest October in Columbia's history.

UPDATE: Halfway through, October inches to third-wettest on record

As rain continues Tuesday, the month is already the the third wettest October on record, with more than half the month still to come.

Higher-than-average rainfall makes for wet October

If the month were to end today, 2014 would land fourth on the list of wettest Octobers in Columbia history.

Flood advisories posted; more heavy rain expected

Overnight storms pounded swath of mid-Missouri as waves of heavy rain are expected through daybreak Saturday.

Thursday's record rain keeps Columbia roads closed

Heavy rainfall Thursday kept seven Boone County roads closed Friday.

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