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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.

Got cabin fever? Here are some remedies

When the snow has you stuck inside, there are plenty of links to keep you entertained.

Weather elsewhere: Volcano erupts in southern Japan

For the first time in 52 years, Shinmoedake volcano had a major eruption last week, followed by a larger one this week.

VIDEO: Students host snowball showdown at MU

Students used Facebook to organize a snowball fight on Francis Quadrangle in the middle of Monday's blizzard.

Snowstorm prompts city to cancel transit, trash collection services

Trash, recycling collection and city buses are canceled Tuesday and Wednesday because of the coming snowstorm.

Local grocers race to restock as storm nears

Columbia grocery stores were unusually busy Sunday night as customers prepared for a winter storm.

MU Campus Services work around weather issues

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.

A roundup: Warming Center and shelter services Feb. 1-4

Many of the locations listed will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Call 2-1-1 for updated information.

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