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Warm, wet October breaks records

The month of October was warmer and wetter than the norm, according to the National Weather Service, but November will start with a chill.

Hard freeze may be frightful for plants

Below freezing temperatures are expected for Columbia late Friday night and Saturday morning.

Predicting Missouri's winter weather like gazing into crystal ball

The insides of persimmon seeds, almanacs and professional meteorologists provide different forecasts for the coming winter.

 

Death toll in Nepal rises to 27 after blizzards, avalanches

At least 27 trekkers are dead and another 70 are still missing Thursday after blizzards slammed the Himalayas in Nepal. Many foreign hikers were among the dead and missing.

Record-setting rainfall disrupts school athletics, park construction

Only halfway through the month, this is the third-wettest October in Columbia's history.

UPDATE: Halfway through, October inches to third-wettest on record

As rain continues Tuesday, the month is already the the third wettest October on record, with more than half the month still to come.

Higher-than-average rainfall makes for wet October

If the month were to end today, 2014 would land fourth on the list of wettest Octobers in Columbia history.

Flood advisories posted; more heavy rain expected

Overnight storms pounded swath of mid-Missouri as waves of heavy rain are expected through daybreak Saturday.

Thursday's record rain keeps Columbia roads closed

Heavy rainfall Thursday kept seven Boone County roads closed Friday.

Thursday's rain beats an 87-year record in Columbia

The rainfall on Thursday broke a record from 1927.

 

Flooding closes roads across Boone County; flood advisory in effect

The National Weather Service reported 2 to 4 inches of rain from storms that moved through the area Wednesday night. 

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for southern Boone County

A severe thunderstorm warning has been posted for southern Boone County, including the city of Columbia, until 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The forecast: A dense cloud of monarch butterfiles playing with weather radar

Meteorologists in Missouri were flummoxed by the tiny dots until they researched butterfly flight patterns.

Chill makes for sweater weather; flooding forecast on Missouri River

The temperature of the next few days is lower than the historical average. Friday will be the coldest with a low around 44 degrees. 

Columbia Water and Light release total cost of July 7 storm

The storm left more than 14,000 Columbia residents without power and caused the first call for outside help since 1981.

UPDATE: Monday night thunderstorm causes floods, fires, road closures

A lightning strike ignited an north Columbia roof, and flood water submerged roads across town.

Showers and thunderstorms expected in Columbia for Labor Day

According to the National Weather Service in St. Louis, rain, strong winds and hail are possible in Columbia tomorrow.

Thunderstorms unlikely for first Missouri home game

Showers and thunderstorms on Friday afternoon may be alarming for Saturday gamegoers and tailgaters, but storms are not in the forecast for game day.

Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

The latest edition forecasts colder-than-normal and wetter-than-usual weather for three-quarters of the country east of the Rocky Mountains.

Columbia faces heat advisory into the weekend

A heat advisory is in effect for central Missouri from Wednesday to 7 p.m. Sunday. The warning covers Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Montgomery and Osage counties. Residents are encouraged to use cooling centers.

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