Ameren Missouri said about 20,800 customers lost power in its service area in eastern Missouri Wednesday night. By 5 a.m. Thursday, power had been restored to more than 80 percent of those customers.
Outdoor city pools at Twin Lakes, Douglass Park, Lake of the Woods Recreation Area and Albert-Oakland Park were closed Tuesday because of the temperature drop. These pools close when the temperature is forecast to stay below 75 degrees.
A neighborhood makes do and forms bonds without electricity. "People have come together. I've met neighbors I hadn't even seen before," Marion Drive homeowner Vince Hawkins said.
Power has been restored to a majority of the more than 14,000 who lost power during the storms. But Columbia Water and Light said in a statement that not all outages will be fixed before Wednesday.
One of Nelson's Tree Service's stops was a house on West Boulevard where a 75-foot hackberry tree fell over.
A Columbia resident lost all but his most precious belongings during the storm Monday night.
The Missourian collected reactions and photos shared by Columbia residents on social media.
Thunderstorms hit Missouri Monday night causing damage across the state.
A quick look at a National Weather Service climate report shows that Columbia received average amounts of precipitation in June.
Six Midwest states, including Missouri, were dealing with significant flooding due to the rain from Monday night and Tuesday morning. Forecasters say the Mississippi River will be at a major flood stage for communities in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri this weekend.
Officials with the St. Louis Health Department say more people in the U.S. die from extreme heat than from tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning, floods and earthquakes combined.
There is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms between the hours of noon and four, but a severe storm like the one that pummeled Columbia on Wednesday is not expected.
Storms passed through Columbia early Wednesday morning. They moved quickly and left behind fallen trees, downed power lines, flooded basements and other damage.
Missouri is among the states at heightened risk of severe storms with hail, high winds and possibly tornadoes. The National Weather Service's Storm Predictin Center in Norman, Okla., said the threatened tornadoes could be strong.
Hurricanes with feminine names turn out to be deadlier in the United States than their male counterparts, probably because their monikers make people underestimate their danger, according to a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study.
The Earth will pass through the center of comet 209P/LINEAR's orbit, resulting in several meteors a minute early Saturday morning. Meteors will be most visible between 1 and 2 a.m.
Rain is unlikely this weekend as MU holds 18 graduation ceremonies.
Part of the Mizzou Storm Chase Team, Peter Speck is aware of the absurdity of choosing to drive toward tornadoes, while most people drive away from them. But he does so in the name of academia.
Heavy rain and large hail possible as cold front moves through the area.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to begin Thursday afternoon and continue until Friday morning.