Arctic oscillation plays cold winter hand

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. 

Sleet, ice possible on Monday

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.

Advisory issued for more snow

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbians maneuver on snowy roads

Snow still covered many roads in Columbia on Friday, two days after a storm dropped about 8 inches of snow on mid-Missouri.

Snow will continue to fall this weekend

Columbia residents should prepare for 2 to 4 more inches of snow this weekend.



MU senior cleans up streets with self-engineered plow

Craig Dunwoody spent 24 hours Wednesday and Thursday plowing streets and shoveling sidewalks for his clients, taking a break only for a two-hour nap.

Hate Columbia's weather? Other cities have more snow

Winter at times can seem insufferable in Columbia, but it depends on what one compares it with.

Cold weather could bring plumbing problems

When temperatures fall below zero, frozen pipes can leak or burst, leaving residents with headaches.

City plow crews prepare to move into residential areas

The winter storm that began Wednesday dropped a little more than 8 inches of snow on Columbia, forcing snowplow drivers into action.

Postal service asks Columbia residents to clear paths

Unsafe paths might cause a delay in delivery or cause mail not to be delivered at all.

UPDATE: 3 to 6 inches of snow expected Wednesday, Thursday

Snow is likely to accumulate along and north of Interstate 70. Drivers should watch out for hazardous conditions, especially on less-traveled and untreated roads.  

Snow breaks record; 6 inches total reported in city

The date's record of 3.2 inches, set in 1905, was outdone by the 3.8 inches that were measured at Columbia Regional Airport. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service reported a total of 6 inches in Columbia.

A day in the life of a snowplow driver

Derrick Ray is one of 30 city workers who take turns in 12-hour shifts keeping Columbia's streets passable in winter storms.

Snow storm causes school bus, car accidents around Columbia

Snow and slick roads were the source of about 80 accidents in and around Columbia and caused a school bus to slide off the road.

Columbia under winter weather advisory for snow

Columbia is expected to get about 3 to 6 inches of snow by Tuesday afternoon.

Columbia public schools dismiss an hour early

School is canceled for Tuesday throughout the district

Army chief of staff pledges help to tornado-damaged Fort Leonard Wood

Gen. George Casey Jr. toured the sprawling southern Missouri post on Tuesday.

December tornadoes aren't so unusual in Missouri

New Year's Eve weather shocked residents across the Midwest as tornadoes touched down in three states. However, tornadoes in December shouldn't come as such a surprise.

Clean-up continues at Fort Leonard Wood in tornado aftermath

Donations are being accepted as Fort Leonard Wood recovers from a New Year's Eve tornado.

Storm expected to bring temperature drop on New Year’s Eve

The temperature will drop from an expected high in the mid-60s on Friday to the mid-30s on Saturday.