Wednesday is winter weather awareness day. The National Weather Service is reminding Missouri residents to make sure they have the necessary winter supplies at home and in their cars.
Crews are repairing equipment, building up supplies and getting ready to handle winter emergencies. Last year, the department decreased its use of road salt.
On Tuesday evening, a 1,300-foot-wide asteroid will pass between the Earth and the moon. It will be the largest object to approach Earth since 1976.
Cold, wet weather brought a chill to Columbia on Thursday, and the temperature is expected to be in the low 30s during the night, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
When subfreezing temperatures are expected, utility companies are not allowed to shut off natural gas or electricity to customers whose bills are overdue.
An early Nor'easter hit the Northeast this weekend, leaving millions of people without power.
A nor'easter has caused at least three deaths and left millions without power in the Northeast.
After a week of chilly temperatures, Columbia could be in for record high heat today.
Temperatures reached 84 degrees in the early evening Tuesday in Columbia, according to the National Weather Service.
A winter forecast released Thursday by the Climate Prediction Center called for wet and cold conditions in the Northern Plains and dry, warmer weather in the South.
Three road closures throughout Columbia will affect traffic for at least a week.
A freeze warning has been issued from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday with a low around 31 degrees.
In the Kansas City area alone, 2o deaths were related to soaring summer temperatures.
USDA Farm Service Agency will help farmers who lost crops and property to the extreme heat and drought from July 1 to Aug. 30.
The state will get $1.1 million immediately.
Leaves are changing color later, and scientists are trying to understand why.
Interim repairs at three breached spots should be finished by Nov. 30, but officials are pushing for a full restoration of the levee, which would cost an additional $21 million.
Columbia's leaves have already started changing and are expected to hit their peak fall color around the third week of October.
The report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which was set to be released Tuesday, will detail the efforts to warn people about the tornado that hit Joplin in May. The report is a way of seeing what aspects of the warning were done well and what still needs improvement.
Despite the rain, the extreme heat this summer produced drought-like conditions in Boone County that hurt local farmers' harvests. But September rains and cooler temperatures have helped farmers rebound from summer crop losses.