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One to three inches of snow predicted for Columbia on Monday

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory, predicting one to three inches of snow for Columbia and two to four inches in other parts of mid-Missouri.

Single digit temperatures and snowfall predicted for the weekend

Temperatures will drop well below freezing Friday night and continue to be low throughout the weekend.

Joplin manager wants to distribute weather radios

It is estimated that 42 percent of Joplin homes do not have weather radios, which could be dangerous as the city heads into a new storm season.

Joplin residents lost home, but not security bills

After losing their homes in a deadly May 22 tornado, customers of Vivint, a Utah-based security company, are still paying bills to protect their uninhabitable buildings.

PHOTO GALLERY: Unlike February 2011, Wednesday's spring-like weather permits outdoor activities

Columbia residents enjoy unseasonably warm weather with picnics and bicycle rides, which is a far cry from February 2011 when a blizzard hit Missouri.

Winter of 2012 mild compared to snowy winter of 2011

On Feb. 1, 2011, Columbia was being hit with a blizzard that set a new record for snowfall in a 24-hour period. On Feb. 1 this year, Columbia tied for the highest minimum temperature on record.

Lack of snow allows city to use budget for other projects

Due to the mild winter, the city and county public works offices both plan to use their leftover snow-removal budget money for street maintenance projects in the spring and summer, such as asphalt overlay and pothole repairs.

 

PHOTO GALLERY: Near record temperatures bring Columbia residents outside

Columbia residents experienced near-record highs Monday.

Temperature to flirt with record, prompts fire danger warning

With Monday's forecast high of 67 degrees, the temperature could come close to the 1890 record of 68 degrees.

USDA plant hardiness zone changes for Columbia

For the 6a zones that include Boone County, the average extreme minimum temperature between 1976 to 2005 was minus 10 to minus 5 degrees Fahrenheit.

PHOTO GALLERY: Man enjoys birds at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

Marvin Chapman visits the Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area every week to watch and photograph birds. The National Audubon Society says Eagle Bluffs is an important area for birds.

World not quite as hot in 2011; ranks 11th warmest

The world in 2011 was still warmer than average but cooler than in recent years.

PHOTO GALLERY: Winter weather offers a variety of views

Columbia residents dressed warmly Wednesday as they went about their day in the chilly temperatures.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia adjusts to changing weather

Though Monday's weather broke the record high temperature for the date at 70 degrees, temperatures Tuesday were much colder. Temperatures fell as low as the 20s Tuesday morning.

 

Unseasonably warm temperatures break record in Columbia

With a high of 70 degrees on Monday, Columbia broke the previous heat record before temperatures plunged into the 20s on Tuesday.

Cold snap highlights need for homeless shelters

Columbia's homeless shelters have been full all January and the recent snow and cold  has shown just how necessary their services are.  

 

Mild weather with a chance of showers forecast for MLK Day

Participants in Columbia's Martin Luther King Day celebrations can expect mild temperatures and a chance of light rain Monday.

MoDOT chief apologizes for road conditions in St. Louis

Crews decided not to pretreat interstates with a salt brine solution and instead spread rock salt after the snow hit Thursday.

 

UPDATE: Cars slow, slide on Columbia's snowy roads

Although Columbia police reported working seven snow-related accidents between midnight and 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Joint Communications reports a relatively uneventful commute on the first snowfall of the year.

Blowing snow expected to keep travel dicey

The winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday for hazardous driving conditions created by snow and blowing snow driven by northwest winds.

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