PHOTO GALLERY: Winter warms up

Temperatures reached the mid-70s Thursday, setting a record high temperature for Columbia. The previous record was 68 degrees, set in 1994.

VIDEO: Warmer temperatures lead to snowmelt

The melting should continue with temperatures reaching into the 60s this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Columbia residents take opportunity to enjoy warm weather

After months of cold weather and a near-blizzard, warmer weather has finally arrived. Residents did not hesitate to take advantage of the sun.

Warmer weather good not only for people

Greenhouse and nursery owners as well as cattle farmers look forward to warmer temperatures that will make there work easier and reduce costs.

Several morning accidents delay commutes

Seven car accidents backed up traffic Wednesday morning in Columbia.  Slick roads and increased traffic contributed to the crashes, which resulted in only minor injuries. 

Blizzard roars through snow-weary Midwest

The storm could push Tulsa, Okla., past its all-time record for snowfall in a single winter.

More snow and low temperatures expected in Columbia

The National Weather Service in St. Louis is forecasting bitter cold for the upcoming week and possible snow Tuesday night.


Residents responsible for removing snow from sidewalks

Armed with shovels and tractors, residents are forced to take to the streets again to clean up more snow. Some see it as an adventure; others just want it to go away.

Columbia businesses thaw after big freeze

Sycamore and Sophia's move forward after closing their doors for the snow storm on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Old Farmer's Almanac had predicted snowfall in Missouri

The Old Farmer's Almanac had predicated the snow this week, but its weather prediction for late Feburary and mid-March clashes with Punxsutawney Phil's.

Missouri to receive federal aid for winter storm

President Obama declared a state of emergency in Missouri on Thursday.

Columbia moves forward in blizzard cleanup

All critical, first priority and second priority snow routes have been cleared.

State Health Department buildings evacuated because of roof snow

Two state Health Department buildings were evacuated because of snow on the roof. Workers are expected to return Monday.

More snow possible in Columbia

Although the National Weather Service is forecasting warmer temperatures through the weekend, there is a chance for some snow accumulation.

Mammoth storm across U.S. leaves bitter cold, destruction

Roofs collapsed under the weight of snow in the Northeast, wind chills dipped below 30 in parts of the Midwest, and people are still trying to dig out after a  winter storm struck most of the nation Tuesday and Wednesday.

Bitter chill keeps Missouri under snow blanket

Gov. Jay Nixon asked the federal government Wednesday for an emergency declaration for all of Missouri's 114 counties to help with the costs of responding to the snowstorm.

Birds struggle to find food in harsh winter weather

After a snowfall, ground-foraging birds can't find the seeds they normally feed on.

National Weather Service says spring flooding likely in Missouri

The Weather Service cites high levels of stream flow, soil moisture and snowpack in the upper Mississippi valley.

VIDEO: The blizzard of 2011 in time lapse video

An almost record setting 17-plus inches of snow blanketed Columbia and much of the Midwest early Tuesday morning. With roads becoming impassable and even walking a challenge, a fact to which my rear can attest, city services and many businesses shut down.

'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.