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Latest weather forecast shows heavy snow, frigid temperatures this week

About 10 to 12 inches of snow is expected in mid-Missouri on Tuesday. Freezing rain and drizzle should begin on Monday and turn to snow after midnight.

Northwest Missouri reporting icy roads, school closings

Icy roads prompted the St. Joseph Police Department to issue a warning saying all roads in the county were hazardous for drivers.

Midwest, Plains brace for massive winter storm

Freezing rain and snow Monday is expected to turn into heavy snowfall Tuesday and Wednesday.

12 to 18 inches of snow expected from potentially historic storm

A storm that could affect 100 million people across the country could drop 12 to 18 inches of snow on Columbia.

Approaching storm expected to bring accumulating ice and snow

The National Weather Service in St. Louis is predicting that the weather system could reach central Missouri by Monday.

Helpful resources for dealing with winter storms

The Missourian has compiled a list of resources to help residents solve and prevent snow-related problems.

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.

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