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.

Excessive heat in Missouri might cause pavement problems

MoDOT says roadways have already begun to buckle in parts of Missouri since the sweltering weather arrived last week.

Wind knocks down tree at Broadway and College Avenue

Before 3 p.m. Saturday, wind caused a tree to fall onto Broadway by the College Avenue intersection on the Stephens College campus.

Sticky heat settles over Missouri

Much of the state is under a heat advisory until at least Monday evening as temperatures in the 90s combine with high humidity to create a heat index of around 100 degrees.

Floody Muddy 101 to teach about river ecology

Instead of Canoe for Clean Water, experts will teach about river flooding and ecology from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at Katfish Katy's boat ramp.

Missouri River at flood level, might cause cancellation of Canoe for Clean Water race

The flood level, along with faster river flow, might cause the cancellation of Saturday's race, but the festival would still go on as planned.

Flood advisory issued until late Friday afternoon

A downpour Friday morning prompted the advisory. The National Weather Service said locations along Hinkson Creek downstream from Columbia can expect flooding.

VIDEOS: See the Gulf oil spill from a new perspective: underwater

Rich Mathews of The Associated Press got an exclusive look at the spill by joining the dive team that explored how the oil is impacting the Gulf of Mexico.