Four Missouri deaths blamed on heat

The Jackson County medical examiner was investigating the latest suspected heat death. No details have been released on any of the victims.


Columbia under excessive heat warning

Columbia is under an excessive heat warning, according to the National Weather Service.

Heat indexes expected to reach 105 Tuesday and Wednesday

A heat advisory was issued for Columbia for Tuesday and Wednesday.

BP's leaky oil well to stay corked during storm

The oil well cap will stay closed despite evacuations from the Deepwater Horizon site during a tropical storm.

Midwest storms bring heavy rain, flash flooding

Strong thunderstorms brought heavy rain and flash flooding to parts of Missouri, Illinois and Iowa on Tuesday. The worst damage appears to be in Hannibal.

Sweltering Missouri faces hotter week ahead

The heat index could reach 105 to 110 degrees this week in western and southwest Missouri.

IT'S HOT: What others are saying

The scorching hot temperatures: You're feeling it, and everybody's talking about it.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Columbia air quality

You can learn about air quality, pollutant levels and the UV index from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Columbia offers cool places to escape the heat

The heat index could get to 107 on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Here is a list of places to stay cool if you do not have air conditioning.

Columbia homeowners, city workers deal with aftermath of storms

In a matter of days, heavy rains have caused flooding and spread debris around Columbia. City crews were out cleaning fallen trees and loose dirt until 10 p.m. Wednesday.

More rain expected Thursday, could prolong flooding

Scattered storms are expected to produce up to 0.5 inches of rainfall, according to the National Weather Service. 


Flooding continues throughout Missouri

The Missouri River was falling Monday from peak levels of last week, but moderate flooding continued in the northwest corner of the state.

A signficant weather advisory is issued for northern Boone County

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for northern Boone County.

Nixon activates National Guard to northwest Missouri

Additional flooding in the already rain-soaked northwest Missouri could occur during an Army Corp of Engineers' water release out of a reservoir.

Missouri closes 2nd state park over flood threat

On Thursday, the Department of Natural Resources closed the campground at Lewis and Clark State Park until further notice because of flooding.


Who knew? Missouri town holds world record for rainfall

Holt saw an estimated 12 inches of rain in 42 minutes on the evening of June 22, 1947.

Severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. Wednesday night

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center issued the watch at 2:45 p.m. It covers 45 counties from Boone County north to the Iowa line and west through Kansas City.

SLIDESHOW: Columbia residents beat the heat

People dealt with Tuesday's sweltering temperatures with cool drinks, cooler water and cacti.

Heat advisory issued for Boone County

Temperatures in Columbia are expected to hit 96 degrees on Tuesday.

UPDATE: Columbia under heat advisory as temperatures climb

This week's forecast calls for temperatures in the 90s with heat index levels that will make it feel even hotter. The National Weather Service suggests taking measures to prevent injury, and Columbia has set up cooling centers around the city.