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Weather

Storm expected to bring 8 to 12 inches of snow to Missouri

Boone County and the Missouri Department of Transportation advised motorists to avoid any unnecessary travel. Light snow is expected overnight, followed by a heavier wave later Sunday.

Storm could bring 3 to 7 inches of snow to Columbia, forecasters say

Rain will begin late Saturday afternoon or early evening and become snow Saturday night and into Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Tornado debris study could lead to better warnings

A new study has documented how one photo traveled nearly 220 miles over Alabama and Tennessee, said John Knox, an associate professor of geography at the University of Georgia who led the research.

Scientists still unsure of global warming's effect on tornadoes

Predicting future tornado seasons continues to stump scientists because of how different each season is from the previous one. 2011 was the second-deadliest season in history while 2012 saw some of the fewest in numbers in 60 years.

Thunderstorm, tornado warnings to be enhanced

Officials said the goal is to give the public a better idea of the potential impact of a storm.

PHOTO GALLERY: For Columbia residents, a taste of spring

City residents and MU students enjoyed warmer-than-normal temperatures Thursday, when the high reached 67.

Boone County slips out of drought for first time in nine months

For the first time since June, Boone County is classified as "abnormally dry" instead of in moderate drought conditions. However, far west Missouri remains in a moderate to severe drought.

Despite snow and rain, deeper soil remains too dry for crops

Above-average precipitation since Jan. 1 has improved the drought outlook in mid-Missouri, but more rain is needed to replenish deeper soil that plants need in the heat of summer.

PHOTO GALLERY: Portraits of a windy day at MU

Wind gusts as high as 41 miles per hour blasted Columbia Tuesday as flurries fell at different times with temperatures in the 30s.

Winter hangs on with Upper Midwest snowstorm

Wet snow pelted commuters as they slid along the slick streets of downtown Chicago. Snow was forecast for both the morning and afternoon rush hours.

Rain and snow still in the forecast, but warmer weather on the way

Warm weather is around the corner for Columbia. First, however, there will be a little bit of snow.

Statewide tornado drill to be held Tuesday

Eighty sirens will sound across Boone County on Tuesday as part of "Severe Weather Awareness Week."

Heavy snow on roofs forces Walmart, Sam's Club to temporarily close

Twenty-one construction workers started shoveling snow off the roof of the Sam's Club on 101 Conley Rd. at 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

February going down as second snowiest on record

Columbia received 20.5 inches of snow in February, behind only the 23.3 inches the city received in February 2011.

SOCIAL SNOW: Pictures and updates from Wednesday's Columbia weather

Keep up with social media sharing in one spot, without leaving the Missourian's site. And join the fun by using the #CoMoSnow hashtag.

Fallen tree removal service can't make it? There are more options

Columbia Public Works suggests disposing of tree limbs by putting them on the curb during trash day; taking them to local compost facilities; or hiring a contractor.

Wednesday road conditions in Columbia: See our live updates, and contribute your observations

Tell us about the road conditions where you are and what areas drivers should avoid.

SOCIAL SNOW: Pictures and updates from Tuesday's Columbia weather

Keep up with social media sharing in one spot, without leaving the Missourian's site. And join the fun by using the #CoMoSnow hashtag.

Warming center remains open to shelter those affected by the snowstorm

For those looking for shelter from Tuesday's snowstorm, the Salvation Army Harbor House, 602 Ann St., remains open 24 hours a day and offers beds and free meals.

LIVE UPDATE: Weather and closing updates

Utility crews work to restore power to homes and businesses in mid-Missouri after a heavy, wet snow left many without power. Electricity was restored to Columbia customers by Tuesday afternoon, but Boone County Electric Cooperative was continuing its work as of Tuesday evening. For Mediacom customers, it was a day mostly without Internet service, but the system was repaired by mid-afternoon.

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