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PHOTO GALLERY: First snowfall hits Columbia

Columbia residents were hit with their first snowfall of the winter season this morning. The inch of snow and ice that fell severely hindered the morning commute.

  • As of noon today, 40 injury accidents had been reported across the city to Columbia-Boone County Joint Communications.
  • An advisory from the Missouri Department of Transportation attributed the treacherous conditions to a combination of light snow and freezing mist.
  • The snow should end this afternoon with an inch accumulated, according to the National Weather Service.
  • The temperature will drop to 18 degrees overnight, and no snow is in the forecast for Wednesday.
  • MoDOT dispatched 230 trucks in 18 central Missouri counties beginning at midnight, said spokesman Jason Shafer.
  • Jill Stedem of the city Public Works Department said 22 plows have been out since 5 a.m.
  • For real-time 911 calls, click here.

See where the accidents are around town

Columbia's 911 dispatch site keeps a running list of where accidents are in real time. Check out this site: Real time 911 calls

Social media commentary on Columbia's first snowfall of the season

What are people saying about the first snowfall of the year in Columbia?

Columbia's first snow predicted for Monday

Columbia's first snowfall of the season should be light, according The National Weather Service.

Warming shelters in Columbia open for those in need

For those times when it cools off, people can use the public areas, such as lobbies and restrooms, of these places during normal business hours.

 

Six dead as storms move across Southeast

Damage from suspected tornadoes spanned Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina. It was the worst weather Alabama has faced since the tornado outbreak in April, which killed 250 people. 

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.

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