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Storm damages Iowa hospital; no injuries reported

Greater Regional Medical Center, a hospital in Creston, Iowa, has been hit by a band of severe weather.

High tornado risk in Kan., Okla. on Saturday

Neighboring Kansas and Oklahoma are under a high risk of severe weather through Saturday night with tornadoes possible.

Columbia to see a frosty Wednesday morning

The temperatures are expected to go below freezing early Wednesday morning in Columbia. The low temperatures might result in patchy frost.

Large tornadoes, damage reported in Dallas area

The National Weather Service confirmed at least two separate "large and extremely dangerous" tornadoes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

For Columbia, the warmest March on record

Last month's average temperature of 59.7 broke the previously held 1946 record of 56. The high temperature also reached or exceeded 80 during eight days throughout the month, tying the previous record set in 1910.

New, impact-based tornado warnings aim to scare

In a test that starts Monday, five weather service offices in Kansas and Missouri will use words such as "mass devastation," ''unsurvivable" and "catastrophic" in a new kind of warning that's based on the severity of a storm's expected impact.

Mumbai, Miami on list for big weather disasters

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change forecasts stronger tropical cyclones and more frequent heat waves, deluges and droughts. It warns that the greatest threat from extreme weather is to highly populated, poor regions of the world.

March temperatures in Columbia on pace for record warmth

So far this March, the monthly average temperature set a record high for Columbia. The average temperature through Sunday for March is 57.8 degrees, and the National Weather Service said temperatures are on track for a monthly average of 59.3 degrees.

Missouri launches severe weather site to help prepare residents

Stormaware.mo.gov includes information about tornado sirens and weather alert radios and videos on how to effectively take shelter. It also offers text-message alert services.

Severe weather moves across Missouri, south-central U.S.

Thunderstorms and high winds have incited state servicemen in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas to take precautionary measures.

Rains spark flash floods in southwest Missouri

The National Weather Service issued flood warnings for Barton and Vernon counties in Missouri.

UPDATE: In Columbia, a record high for March 14

The temperature in Columbia hit 85 degrees Wednesday, toppling the record of 82 degrees set in 1971. The last time it was that warm in Columbia was Sept. 13, when the temperature climbed to 91 degrees.

Temperatures in Columbia on track to break records

The forecasted high of 84 would surpass the record high for March 14 by two degrees.

Annual statewide tornado drill to be held Tuesday afternoon

Warning sirens will sound at 1:30 p.m. throughout Boone County. The drill is part of "Severe Weather Awareness Week."

FEMA denies disaster declaration in Missouri

FEMA has denied a request to provide disaster aid to 18 counties in Missouri recently hit by violent weather. Gov. Jay Nixon said the state will continue to provide aid to those communities.

Columbia residents take advantage of nice weather

Many Columbia residents went outside Tuesday to enjoy the warm, sunny weather. The temperature reached a high of 75 at Columbia Regional Airport. Some families took advantage of the pleasant conditions and visited Flat Branch Park.

Branson faults CodeRED service for not warning residents of tornado

After an extended negotiation time period with the city in January, the CodeRED system did not send alerts to subscribed residents of the city.

Weather service, fire district warn against burning Tuesday

Warm, dry weather will combine with stiff winds to create a fire hazard.

Hopeful tale for tornado survivors ends with baby's death

After surviving the deadly tornado that killed both parents and her siblings, 15-month-old Angel Babcock died in Kosair Children's Hospital.

Storms demolish small towns in Indiana, Kentucky

At least 38 people were killed in five states in the second spate of storms in little more than 48 hours. They scarred the landscape over hundreds of miles, leaving behind a trail of shredded sheet metal, insulation, gutted churches and crunched-up cars.

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