MU researchers to study thunderstorms and better predict flash floods

A team of MU researchers will head into elevated convection thunderstorms, which could help to better predict flash floods and save lives.

Some Columbia businesses find success during winter months

Some local companies have boomed during one of the coldest winters in years. Others are just looking forward to spring.

Columbia record-low temperature pales in comparison to rest of country

Columbia reached a record-low temperature of 2 below zero Monday. To put this in perspective, Missourian reporters collected anecdotes from cities around the country, including cities in Florida, Montana and Maine.

Winter storm moves through Missouri; Columbia Public Schools closed Monday

A winter storm warning has been canceled by the National Weather Service. Snow accumulation of 1-3 inches is expected Sunday.

Despite winter storm warning, True/False won't take intermission

Up to 8 inches of snow could accumulate in Columbia by Sunday night, but True/False Film Fest organizers have promised that, even with the ominous forecast, the festival will go on as planned.

Winter storm warning issued for Boone County

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for mid-Missouri in anticipation of a storm system that could dump as much as 10 inches of snow on the area.

Winter storm watch in effect Saturday evening through Sunday

Columbia residents can expect 5 to 9 inches of snow and sleet from Saturday evening to late Sunday night. Early forecasts suggest temperatures Sunday and Monday are not expected to leave the teens, with wind chills as low as 15 below zero.

Winter storm expected to impact region this weekend

National Weather Service senior forecaster Scott Truett said it is impossible to determine the type of precipitation and the amount expected to hit Columbia.

Second round of polar vortex weather headed for Columbia

A polar vortex is coming back to Columbia, but, luckily for residents, not with a vengeance.

Midwest faces minimal risk of spring floods

National Weather Service experts predict spring flooding will be minimal in the Midwest. The snowfall has been offset by unusually low river levels and drought.


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.