So far, there has been no snow accumulation in March, when the typical amount is 2.4 inches.
Weather patterns and the Farmer's Almanac indicate that this could be a severe spring.
Sirens were silent in Columbia and Boone County during Missouri's statewide tornado drill. Director cites uncertain weather for last-minute decision.
Similar to past years, the recent weather suggests flooding of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Midwest states are looking ahead for ways to avoid flooding.
Significant winter snow in northern states and heavy rainfall could lead to major flooding.
National Weather Service in St. Louis predicts rain will turn to snow early Sundayevening for Columbia.
The changes, beginning March 1, would specify maximum wind and hail size at the end of severe thunderstorm warnings.
Light to moderate snow is expected Saturday night, which could make travel hazardous.
The continuing snow storms forced hundreds of thousands to stay home from school and work.
The National Weather Service issued a statement Friday warning of an impending storm that may hit Columbia Sunday night.
Parts of Missouri and Illinois could see two to four inches of snow from Thursday to Saturday.
Dangerous wind chills as low as 52 below zero were felt in North Dakota.
Residents should prepare for slick roads, sub-zero temperatures and the possibility of frozen pipes.
The National Weather Service doesn't expect Columbia to warm up any time soon. The forecast calls for temperatures below 20 at least through week's end.