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Study: People fear male-named hurricanes more

Hurricanes with feminine names turn out to be deadlier in the United States than their male counterparts, probably because their monikers make people underestimate their danger, according to a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study.

Meteor shower visible this weekend in northern Columbia sky

The Earth will pass through the center of comet 209P/LINEAR's orbit, resulting in several meteors a minute early Saturday morning. Meteors will be most visible between 1 and 2 a.m.

 

Sunny skies predicted for MU graduation weekend

Rain is unlikely this weekend as MU holds 18 graduation ceremonies.

 

MU storm chasers seek twisters, often find disappointment

Part of the Mizzou Storm Chase Team, Peter Speck is aware of the absurdity of choosing to drive toward tornadoes, while most people drive away from them. But he does so in the name of academia.

Severe storms possible Monday night

Heavy rain and large hail possible as cold front moves through the area.

Columbia's sunny, warm weather faces threat of severe thunderstorms

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to begin Thursday afternoon and continue until Friday morning.

Federal report: Global warming disrupting Americans' lives

The report emphasizes how warming and its all-too-wild weather are changing daily lives, even using the phrase "climate disruption" as another way of saying global warming.

UPDATE: Arkansans rush for cover against twister; 14 die

The tornado touched down Sunday about 10 miles west of Little Rock at around 7 p.m., then carved an 80-mile path of destruction as it passed through or near several suburbs north of the state capital, including Vilonia.

Columbia will see mixed precipitation today, freezing temperatures tonight

Rain and snow is predicted to fall in Columbia until 5 p.m. Monday. A freeze warning will take effect at 11 p.m.

Lunar eclipse sends 'blood moon' over Columbia

Star-gazers will look to the sky Monday night for the first total lunar eclipse since 2011.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia enjoys warm weather, sun

The average temperature Wednesday was 53, with a high of 69, according to the National Weather Service.

Recent rainfall sets two records for Columbia

A total of 6.34 inches of rain fell on Columbia from Tuesday to Thursday, setting two single-day records along the way.

UPDATE: Flooding causes early morning road closures, water rescue

Early morning flooding had caused the closures of a few roads in Boone County Thursday morning, and high water led to a rescue of two women whose car was trapped on Blackfoot Road.

UPDATE: Tornado briefly touches down near St. Louis

The tornado downed several power lines and trees, some of which blocked major roadways.

Flash flood watch issued for Boone County; large hail and tornado warnings possible

Columbia could experience heavy rains, damaging hail, potential tornado warnings and flash floods between Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Boone County's warmer weather signals the end of field burning season

Stephen Phillips said Tuesday was one of the last opportunities to carry out a controlled burn on his field before the grass starts growing again.

Sunday fires burn more than 50 acres in Boone County

Dry and windy weather conditions contributed to several fires in Boone County on Sunday afternoon.

 

Sirens sound across the city, but for what?

When a tornado warning is issued for anywhere in Boone County, outdoor warning sirens sound across the entire county — as many Columbia residents learned Thursday night. But this system might be changing, according to the Office of Emergency Management.

UPDATE: Columbia under tornado watch; chance of large hail, strong winds Thursday evening

A tornado watch was issued for most of central Missouri on Thursday evening. Columbia could see large hail, strong winds and the possibility of isolated tornadoes as a storm system moves across the state, said Jayson Gosselin of the National Weather Service.

Most snow should miss Columbia, National Weather Service says

The Columbia Public Works Department is treating bridges to prevent freezing.

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