Officials urge Missouri residents to prepare for winter

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.

Missouri Department of Transportation prepares for winter

Crews are repairing equipment, building up supplies and getting ready to handle winter emergencies. Last year, the department decreased its use of road salt.

Asteroid to pass between Earth and moon Tuesday evening

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cold, wet weather covers Columbia

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.

Missouri cold weather rule for utilities taking effect

When subfreezing temperatures are expected, utility companies are not allowed to shut off natural gas or electricity to customers whose bills are overdue.

PHOTO GALLERY: Snowstorm hits the Northeast

An early Nor'easter hit the Northeast this weekend, leaving millions of people without power.

October snow surprises Northeast, leaves 3 million without power

A nor'easter has caused at least three deaths and left millions without power in the Northeast.

Expected temperatures in mid-80s today should nudge record high

After a week of chilly temperatures, Columbia could be in for record high heat today.

PHOTO GALLERY: Temperatures reach 84 degrees Tuesday

Temperatures reached 84 degrees in the early evening Tuesday in Columbia, according to the National Weather Service.

La Niña raises possibility of another winter similar to 2010

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.

Road closures will redirect traffic, pedestrians

Three road closures throughout Columbia will affect traffic for at least a week.

Freeze warning set for early Friday morning

A freeze warning has been issued from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday with a low around 31 degrees.

Missouri's scorching summer leads to 40 heat-related deaths

In the Kansas City area alone, 2o deaths were related to soaring summer temperatures.

Missouri farmers eligible for disaster aid from drought

USDA Farm Service Agency will help farmers who lost crops and property to the extreme heat and drought from July 1 to Aug. 30.

Missouri to get grant for flooding from US labor agency

The state will get $1.1 million immediately. 

To glimpse fall foliage, tourists may have to travel later

Leaves are changing color later, and scientists are trying to understand why. 

UPDATE: Temporary repairs on Birds Point levee nearly finished

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.

Warm days, cool nights make for colorful fall foliage

Columbia's leaves have already started changing and are expected to hit their peak fall color around the third week of October.

Report on Joplin tornado warning to be released

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.

Boone County sees extreme heat, drought-like conditions this summer

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.