Flood watch issued for Columbia, surrounding areas

Thunderstorms that could bring hail and between 1 and 1.5 inches of rain are expected to begin Wednesday night and continue through Thursday. The combination of rain and melting snow could cause flooding.

Brief thaw lifts spirits and raises flooding risks

Weeks of subfreezing weather are giving way, at least briefly, to temperatures in the 40s and 50s, putting many Midwestern and Northeastern cities at risk for flooding, roof collapses and clogged storm drains.

Tuesday's warm weather defrosts Columbia

The warmer weather is expected to continue into Wednesday but may bring thunderstorms, as well.

Snow, sleet possible for Friday morning commute

About 1 inch of snow expected in Columbia on Friday morning could make roads slick for morning commuters.

Columbia to see warmer, milder weather in coming days

Although warmer weather allows Columbia residents to enjoy the outdoors, it can also create potholes.

TELL US: How was the city's response to this week's snow?

The Missourian wants to hear your perspective — complaints, compliments and concerns welcome  — about how the city has done responding to this week's snow.

Columbia faces wind chill advisory Thursday

Columbia's low of minus 6 degrees is one degree warmer than the record low for Feb. 6.

Wednesday road conditions in Columbia: Contribute your observations

This is a map of road reports from journalists and readers. Help us make it more complete by sharing what you see — out your window or around town.

LIVE REPORT: Wednesday's winter weather

Missourian staffers were monitoring road conditions as Columbia was digging out from Tuesday's snowstorm. Keep up with all the latest here.

UPDATE: Snow pummels Columbia; crews working to clear roads

City crews work to clear first- and second-priority routes as snow pummeled Columbia on Tuesday. The snow was expected to intensify before tapering off around midnight, according to a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

SOCIAL SNOW: Wednesday's winter weather, as seen on social media

The Missourian is collecting weather-related posts from social media to offer a look at the world beyond your window.

UPDATE: MU, Columbia Public Schools, city offices closed again Wednesday

MU, Stephens and Columbia colleges,Columbia Public Schools and several other local schools, will be closed Wednesday.

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.