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'Snow boards' key to measuring snowfall

The storm total for snowfall in Columbia is 17.7 inches as of Wednesday morning. Despite gusting winds, a tried-and-true process ensures measurements are sound.

Interstate 70 reopens in Missouri

The interstate was shut down on Tuesday because of whiteout conditions caused by a winter storm that struck most of the country. Interstate 44 remained closed on Wednesday morning.

UPDATE: Historic storm moves on, but problems remain

Southwest, central and northeast Missouri were hit particularly hard by the storm. Lingering problems include treacherous roads and power outages.

Columbia digging out, recovering slowly after blizzard

The city of Columbia and the Missouri Department of Transportation are working to clear snow on major roads and residential streets so residents can get around safely.

Advice for taking care of cars after heavy snow

Snow buildup can cause brakes to fail and cars to vibrate violently.

 

Effects of blizzard felt across Midwest

The monstrous storm brought a huge portion of the country to a halt. Schools and universities closed, roads were shut down and some areas saw power outages.

PHOTO GALLERY: Weather wrap-up from around the U.S.

A massive winter storm knocked out power in Ohio, stranded motorists and halted most of daily life on Tuesday and into Wednesday across the nation.

La Niña helping direct winter storm to Midwest

La Niña, a periodic cooling of the surface temperatures of the tropical Pacific Ocean, has affected weather in most of the United States and might be contributing to the floods and storm battering Australia.

Historic storm winds down in Missouri, but problems linger

The storm brought 20 inches of snow to Hannibal and near that in Columbia and 18 inches in Jefferson City and Joplin. If not unprecedented, the storm was extremely rare, a Weather Service meteorologist said.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia snowfall

Snow started falling across Columbia this morning. The snowfall totals are expected to reach between 17 and 21 inches.

UPDATE: Blizzard warning until noon Wednesday

A winter storm hit Columbia early Tuesday morning and is expected to leave 14 to 21 inches of snow by Wednesday afternoon.

Missouri House cancels formal sessions for week

Some committee hearings are still planned, but only technical floor sessions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: A look at weather conditions around the U.S.

Almost one-third of the nation is bracing for the massive winter storm to hit Tuesday.

Ice, snow wreak havoc from Texas to New England

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.

Storm cancels flights, makes travel difficult

Interstate 70 closed across the state while Kansas City International airport closed and hundreds of flights were delayed out of St. Louis.

MU dining halls continue to serve students during storm

MU's Campus Dining Services called in extra workers Tuesday, along with some help from Residential Life staff.

Storm hits hard early in Missouri

The anticipated storm lives up to its hype as emergency officials in Polk County request help from the Missouri National Guard.

Massive storm begins trek across Midwest

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missourians brace for blizzard

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.

 

Weather elsewhere: Australians brace for oncoming cyclone

As Cyclone Yasi approaches the Australian coast, residents and visitors are evacuating. Following a series of floods, the storm is expected to be catastrophic.

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