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Poplar Bluff avoids deaths from storms; flooding persists in Midwest

Although Missouri has no death toll from the recent storms and tornadoes ravaging parts of the Midwest, others have not been as lucky.

PHOTO GALLERY: Levee breached; Poplar Bluff flooded

After days of rain, parts of Poplar Bluff have been submerged. One of the levees has been breached by the Black River, and some residents are evacuating their homes. The Red Cross has set up a shelter at the Black River Coliseum.

Levees ready to burst as rain pounds central U.S.

Floodwaters are rising all over the Midwest. Popular Bluff is an area of great concern with 1,000 residents already evacuated and more expected by Tuesday afternoon.

All-county tornado sirens intended to provide more useful warning

Tornado sirens are set up to sound for any threat in Boone County. This policy is based on the unpredictable nature of tornadoes.

Weather Service details St. Louis tornado

The National Weather Service has compiled maps, photos and updated information about the Good Friday tornado.

UPDATE: Unconfirmed tornadoes strike St. Louis, surrounding communities

Damage occurred at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and at several communities around the airport, including: Bridgeton, St. Ann, Ferguson and Florissant.

UPDATE: Airport closed after possible tornadoes slash through St. Louis

The strong storm lifted the roof off Concourse C at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, causing plate glass to shatter and fly everywhere.

Possible tornado causes injuries at Lambert Airport in St. Louis

An apparent tornado caused damage at Lambert Airport, and other possible tornadoes were reported at several towns near the airport, including: Maryland Heights, Bridgeton, St. Ann, Ferguson and Florissant.

No injuries, but plenty of damage from Missouri storms

Three tornadoes reportedly touched down in northeast Missouri. High winds were reported in southeast Missouri. More severe weather is expected later this week.

Rising Mississippi River flooding some Missouri towns

The river is expected to reach near flood stage by early next week in towns such as Canton, Hannibal, Louisiana, Clarksville and Winfield.

Severe weather expected Tuesday afternoon in mid-Missouri

Thunderstorms could bring tornado warnings, hail and strong wind, the National Weather Service said.

Potential severe weather expected Monday night, Tuesday

The National Weather Service is predicting a wide range of severe weather for Tuesday.

Missouri storm causes scattered flooding, damage

A spring storm has caused scattered flooding, power outages and hail and wind damage in Missouri.

Intense allergy season expected after wet winter

Last spring's allergy season was the worst in 37 years, and this season could be worse yet. Extra moisture in the soil is sending allergen-producing plants into overdrive.

Record high minimum temperature set Sunday

The low temperature of 65 degrees in Columbia broke the previous high minimum of 62 set in 2001, according to the National Weather Service in St. Louis.

Thunderstorms expected for Sunday afternoon

On Saturday, temperatures in Columbia reached 89 degrees, matching the record high recorded April 3.

Sunday warmth set new record high

The high of 89 degrees broke the record set in 1978.

First Saturday of outdoor farmers market kicks off with flurries

Snow started falling 20 minutes before this year's first outdoor Columbia Farmers' Market was scheduled to close.  

Winter weather advisory in effect for Columbia until midnight Saturday

The National Weather Service in St. Louis advised that Columbia could see up to 3 inches of snow, putting it in reach of an all-time record for annual snowfall.

Weekend forecast could inch out Columbia snow record

This weekend's snowy forecast could make this July to June period the snowiest on record in Columbia.

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