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Weather

Five things to know about the U.S. heat wave

Texas and Oklahoma recorded their all-time lowest temperatures for July 15, but in parts of Alaska, the readings were warmer Monday than parts of Texas.

Boone County considers geographic zones for tornado sirens

The sirens can be used for events other than tornadoes, including severe weather and chemical incidents.

Father, son cool off at Twin Lakes Recreation Area

A father tooks his 6-year-old son to Little Mates Cove on Monday, when the heat index reached 94 in Columbia.

Report: Climate change causing energy disruptions

The report, released Thursday by the Energy Department, says blackouts and other problems caused by Superstorm Sandy and other extreme weather events are likely to be repeated across the country as an aging energy infrastructure struggles to adapt to rising seas, higher storm surges and increased flooding.

TELL US: Where were you during the Great Flood of 1993?

The Missourian is collecting stories from people who remember what it was like in mid-Missouri 20 years ago.

94 in Alaska? Weather extremes tied to erratic jet stream

The jet stream usually rushes rapidly from west to east in a mostly straight direction. But lately it's been wobbling and weaving like a drunken driver, wreaking havoc as it goes.

Storms bring heavy rain, wind to Missouri

Hot, humid weather is forecast for the week.

Supermoon predicted to dominate the night sky Saturday

The moon will loom large as it makes its closest approach to Earth this year on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

 

Springfield hit by heavy rain

More than 7 inches of rain fell in Springfield on Saturday. The National Weather Service said a flash flood warning was in effect until later Saturday evening for north-central Christian County and southeastern Greene County.

UPDATE: Two killed as massive storm system hits Mid-Atlantic

The storm caused widespread power outages, flash flooding and extensive flight delays but largely failed to live up to its fierce billing. The severe weather was also blamed for two deaths.

 

Mississippi River crests in St. Louis area; more rain looms

The National Weather Service said the river had crested in the St. Louis area and the Illinois towns of Grafton and Alton farther north.

Oklahoma tornado widest on record, second EF5 in two weeks

Friday's tornado was initially rated as an EF3. But the agency upgraded that ranking after surveying damage and concluding that the storm had winds of 295 mph.

UPDATE: Rain swells creeks, closes roads, floods properties in Boone County

The rain finally cleared out by Saturday morning.

FROM READERS: Photos of rain and flooding

Missourian readers have been sending us their views of rain and flooding in Columbia.

Record set for May 31 rainfall in Columbia

A record of 2.51 inches of rain has exceeded the previous record of 1.57 inches in 1969. More rainfall expected Friday afternoon and evening could push the total higher.

Steady rain brings road closures, risk of flash flooding

Fire Department warns against trying to cross flooded roads.


 

Columbia temperature nears record high

Residents enjoyed temperatures in the high 80s on Tuesday.

 

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students enjoy seasonably warm Columbia day

Balmy, seasonal temperatures Tuesday provided a respite from what's been an unpredictable spring in Columbia.

UPDATE: Some sleet, snow possible Friday morning

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for western Missouri with the possibility for some sleet and snow early Friday in the Columbia area. 

Changing weather patterns pose challenges to local governments

Missouri weather is so unpredictable that different weather models could show different projections, and city governments don't know which ones to use.

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