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.

Freezing rain and snow expected for the weekend

Columbia is under a winter weather advisory until 6 p.m. Saturday. Residents should expect snowy and icy conditions for the rest of the weekend.


ANY QUESTIONS: When is it safe to skate on Columbia park lakes?

To check the status of the ice on the lakes, visit the the department’s twitter account, @CoMoParksandRec.

Boone County faces fire risk Thursday; snow expected to begin Friday

Accumulating snow, sleet and ice are predicted on Friday night, Saturday morning and again Tuesday. Strong winds and low humidity could risk fires along Interstate 70 on Thursday afternoon.

Brutal cold returns to Midwest for extended stay

Actual temperatures will range from the teens in northern Kentucky to double-digits below zero in Minnesota, but even colder wind chills were expected.

Disc golf players enjoy fleeting break from cold weather

On a rare warm January afternoon, the Columbia Disc Golf Club hosted its Ice Bowl Charity Tournament. Players aren't opposed to playing in poor conditions, which will likely arrive this week.


Wind chill advisory in effect from 9 p.m. Wednesday to noon Thursday

A high of 13 was forecast for Thursday with a low around 3 degrees Thursday night and wind chill values as low as minus 10.

Cold weather to last through Friday

A series of strong cold fronts moving east out of northern and northwestern Canada will keep temperatures low for the rest of the week.

Warm weather sticks around Monday

Columbia reached a high of 50 degrees on Monday, just a week after a polar vortex brought negative temperatures to the area.

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TELL US: What are Columbia's sidewalks like in the snow?

Here's a chance to share your experiences and opinions about what it's like to make your way around town.

Columbia's downtown lively during weekend sunshine

Columbia residents were drawn outside by the sunny weekend weather, playing music, enjoying ice cream and making artwork downtown.

Advisory issued for light snow, freezing drizzle

Light snow, mixed at times with freezing drizzle, was expected to develop overnight and continue into Thursday morning, with accumulations of up to an inch of snow and a light glazing of ice, according to the National Weather Service.

Arctic air eases its grip on much of the US

Temperatures are expected to rise on Wednesday but still leave most of the United States below freezing.


Plumbers battle frozen pipes as freezing temperatures start to diminish

While Columbia starts to warm up in the coming week, plumbers remind residents to remain wary of frozen pipes

Cold snap worst in 24 years in Missouri

Clearing roads was a challenge because it was so cold that salt was less effective, and the wind was whipping the fine, powdery snow back onto the cleared pavement.

LIVE UPDATE: Public School canceled, businesses closed, snow routes being cleared

Snow began to taper off by mid-afternoon, with accumulation between 7-9 inches. Wind gusts could create snow drifts and make travel hazardous. Temperatures were not expected to rise above zero on Monday.

Dangerous weather combination worrisome in Missouri

By the pre-dawn hours of Monday, temperatures across much of Missouri will be below zero, perhaps as low as minus 10 with a wind chill of minus 25.

Below-zero temperatures push into Midwest, Northeast

Roads in the Midwest were particularly dangerous. Missouri officials warned that it was too cold for rock salt to be effective. Schools were called off Monday for the entire state of Minnesota.

How to keep yourself, home, car safe when temperatures plummet

Experts offer tips on how to stay healthy and keep cars and homes working properly in extreme cold.