The storm's more than 2,000-mile reach threatened to leave one-third of the nation covered in a hodge-podge of harsh weather. Making matters worse was the expectation of brutal cold and winds gusting near 60 mph.
Interstate 70 closed across the state while Kansas City International airport closed and hundreds of flights were delayed out of St. Louis.
MU's Campus Dining Services called in extra workers Tuesday, along with some help from Residential Life staff.
The anticipated storm lives up to its hype as emergency officials in Polk County request help from the Missouri National Guard.
Despite dire warnings of the potentially deadly storm predicted to affect a third of the country, some people seemed a little excited Monday at the prospect.
Potentially the worst winter storm to hit Missouri in decades began its trek across the state Tuesday, bringing surreal amounts of snow, freezing rain and dangerously cold temperatures.
As Cyclone Yasi approaches the Australian coast, residents and visitors are evacuating. Following a series of floods, the storm is expected to be catastrophic.
When the snow has you stuck inside, there are plenty of links to keep you entertained.
For the first time in 52 years, Shinmoedake volcano had a major eruption last week, followed by a larger one this week.
Students used Facebook to organize a snowball fight on Francis Quadrangle in the middle of Monday's blizzard.
Trash, recycling collection and city buses are canceled Tuesday and Wednesday because of the coming snowstorm.
Columbia grocery stores were unusually busy Sunday night as customers prepared for a winter storm.
The university must continue to staff most dining halls and other essential services. Some employees will sleep on campus overnight to ensure they can work.
Many of the locations listed will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Call 2-1-1 for updated information.
About 10 to 12 inches of snow is expected in mid-Missouri on Tuesday. Freezing rain and drizzle should begin on Monday and turn to snow after midnight.
Icy roads prompted the St. Joseph Police Department to issue a warning saying all roads in the county were hazardous for drivers.
Freezing rain and snow Monday is expected to turn into heavy snowfall Tuesday and Wednesday.
A storm that could affect 100 million people across the country could drop 12 to 18 inches of snow on Columbia.
The National Weather Service in St. Louis is predicting that the weather system could reach central Missouri by Monday.
The Missourian has compiled a list of resources to help residents solve and prevent snow-related problems.