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LIVE REPORT: Tuesday's winter weather

A winter storm is expected to move into the area Tuesday bringing 5 to 7 inches of snow. Columbia Public Schools, MU and other local colleges have closed. Keep up with the latest on the weather here.

 

Missouri man braves cold to ride Katy Trail solo

Eddie Naeger said he expected the extreme cold during his week-long journey, but he wasn't as prepared for his warm reception.

UPDATE: Winter storm prompts city, schools closures

Forecasts call for a possible 5 to 7  inches of snow Tuesday as the Columbia region is under a winter snow warning. MU, Columbia Public Schools, Stephens and Columbia colleges and the City of Columbia offices will be closed Tuesday.

Kansas, Missouri prepare for winter storm

The snow will begin falling across much of Kansas between midnight and 3 a.m. Tuesday and then rapidly move eastward into Missouri around daybreak, National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Bailey said. The snowfall is expected to spread across most of Missouri, except the southeast corner of the state, by early Wednesday afternoon.

UPDATE: Up to 6 inches of snow expected to cover Columbia on Tuesday

Another winter storm Tuesday could bring as much as a half foot of snow to Columbia, just as slippery weekend conditions are being cleared away.

New year off to a colder-than-average start

Columbia was spoiled with two warm Januaries in a row, but this year's January saw colder-than-normal temperatures and many frozen pipes.

 

Threat of refreezing looms as Columbia roads remain treacherous

With most of Columbia covered in a sheer layer of ice, city crews were working around the clock to make roads passable. However, the possibility of refreezing into Sunday morning could slow the city's efforts.

UPDATE: Icy roads persist through Saturday afternoon

Dozens of accidents were reported Friday and Saturday after freezing rain covered Columbia in a sheet of ice. As of Saturday evening, most of Columbia's residential streets were still treacherous.

Freezing rain and snow expected for the weekend

Columbia is under a winter weather advisory until 6 p.m. Saturday. Residents should expect snowy and icy conditions for the rest of the weekend.

 

ANY QUESTIONS: When is it safe to skate on Columbia park lakes?

To check the status of the ice on the lakes, visit the the department’s twitter account, @CoMoParksandRec.

Boone County faces fire risk Thursday; snow expected to begin Friday

Accumulating snow, sleet and ice are predicted on Friday night, Saturday morning and again Tuesday. Strong winds and low humidity could risk fires along Interstate 70 on Thursday afternoon.

Brutal cold returns to Midwest for extended stay

Actual temperatures will range from the teens in northern Kentucky to double-digits below zero in Minnesota, but even colder wind chills were expected.

Disc golf players enjoy fleeting break from cold weather

On a rare warm January afternoon, the Columbia Disc Golf Club hosted its Ice Bowl Charity Tournament. Players aren't opposed to playing in poor conditions, which will likely arrive this week.

 

Wind chill advisory in effect from 9 p.m. Wednesday to noon Thursday

A high of 13 was forecast for Thursday with a low around 3 degrees Thursday night and wind chill values as low as minus 10.

Cold weather to last through Friday

A series of strong cold fronts moving east out of northern and northwestern Canada will keep temperatures low for the rest of the week.

Warm weather sticks around Monday

Columbia reached a high of 50 degrees on Monday, just a week after a polar vortex brought negative temperatures to the area.

TELL US: What are Columbia's sidewalks like in the snow?

Share your experiences with snowy sidewalks and roads in Columbia.

TELL US: What are Columbia's sidewalks like in the snow?

Here's a chance to share your experiences and opinions about what it's like to make your way around town.

Columbia's downtown lively during weekend sunshine

Columbia residents were drawn outside by the sunny weekend weather, playing music, enjoying ice cream and making artwork downtown.

Advisory issued for light snow, freezing drizzle

Light snow, mixed at times with freezing drizzle, was expected to develop overnight and continue into Thursday morning, with accumulations of up to an inch of snow and a light glazing of ice, according to the National Weather Service.

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