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.
La Niña, an Arctic oscillation and a break in the polar jet stream add to the uncertainty of this winter's weather, except that it's likely that there will be more snow than usual.
A storm system could bring a mix of sleet and ice on Monday if the storm heads north and away from Columbia. If the storm steers south and toward Columbia, snow is more likely.
The National Weather Service forecasts that 1 to 2 inches of snow could fall in Boone County between Saturday night and 6 p.m. Sunday.
Snow still covered many roads in Columbia on Friday, two days after a storm dropped about 8 inches of snow on mid-Missouri.
Columbia residents should prepare for 2 to 4 more inches of snow this weekend.