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Rain eases drought for some farmers, but brings mud

Heavy rains that caused some flooding in the last week brought drought relief to the upper Midwest, western Corn Belt and central portions of the Plains.

MULTIMEDIA: As cold, rain descend on MU, students show some color

The campus received more than half an inch of rain Tuesday. A short stop-motion video shows colorful rain boots and umbrellas at MU.

Snow expected Tuesday night in Columbia

There is a 30 percent chance of snow Tuesday in Columbia with snow already falling in northwest Missouri.

Midwest cities brace for Mississippi, Missouri river floodwaters

The Mississippi, Missouri and other Midwestern rivers in Missouri and at least five other states have surged since torrential rains drenched the region over the past few days.

Frost advisory adds precautions to farm's procedures

The weather service warned that sensitive plants could be damaged by the cold temperatures and frost, something Strawberry Hill Farms owner Steven Sapp is monitoring closely.

Missouri River expected to flood this weekend at Jefferson City, Boonville

Columbia Regional Airport has measured more than 3 inches of rainfall since Sunday. If the river gets above 26 feet, pumping will begin at Hartsburg.

Flooding, heavy rains close roads in Columbia, Boone County

Drivers should avoid flooded roads because the depth and force of the water might not be evident, according to a release from Public Safety Joint Communications.

From Rockies to Rust Belt, storm brings extremes

In the Plains and Midwest, seemingly every community was under some sort of watch or warning.

Drought eases in Midwest, but Texas still dry

Heavy rain across the Midwest has eased drought conditions in some areas.

Severe storms hit Boone County on Wednesday

Public Safety Joint Communications activated warning sirens across Boone County shortly after 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in response to a tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service for the southeastern part of the county.

Storm could bring hail, flooding and tornadoes to mid-Missouri

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch and a flash flood watch for Boone County.

More rain, thunder expected in Columbia throughout April

As a large storm system passes through the area, Columbia residents can expect more precipitation and severe conditions.

Drought eases in farm belt but is not over yet

Above-average snow cover and a chilly, wet spring have helped restore moisture to many states burdened by last year's drought.

Flooding closes roads in Boone County

Sanborn Field recorded 2.08 inches of rain Wednesday from the spring storm system that swept across Missouri.

Severe storms hit Midwest with rain, snow, dangerous winds

Utility workers scrambled to restore power to more than 23,000 still-affected Missouri homes and businesses. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency.

Thunderstorms expected to disrupt Columbia's spring warmth

After temperatures in the 70s, the National Weather Service expects thunderstorms Wednesday and cooler temperatures later in the week.

National Weather Service expands retooled severe weather warnings to Missouri

The National Weather Service will provide media outlets and emergency services with more detail about the strength of a brewing tornado or thunderstorm, what it may hit and when.

Columbia skateboarders enjoy warmer early spring day

The high Thursday in Columbia was 60 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s are expected Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with thunderstorms possible Saturday afternoon.

Boone County is drought-free; Columbia might record coldest March in 30 years

Temperatures have averaged 36.7 degrees this month, compared with an average of 43.6 degrees in the years since 1889. The last year the monthly average was that low was 1983.

Spring snow closes U.S. schools, cancels flights

The snowstorm was little more than a nuisance by the time it reached the East Coast. Air travel was the most affected, with nearly 600 flights canceled. 

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