Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Some areas saw as much as 6 inches of snow, sleet and frozen precipitation.
A Thursday forecast of snow, sleet and other freezing precipitation that largely followed through as predicted will see Missouri Department of Transportation and other municipal street crews working into Friday to get ready for the morning commute. That, along with a National Weather Service forecast that called for additional nighttime snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch, has led many school districts, including Parkway, Rockwood and Ft. Zumwalt among many others, to cancel classes Friday. Our news partners at FOX2 have a complete list of school closings. MoDOT Engineer Becky Allmeroth told Patch that the amount of snow was the part of the forecast that didn't follow as planned. Either way, MoDOT said beforehand that it …
Monday, January 21, 2013
The watch will remain in effect until 8 p.m. as a severe storm system passes through the area early tonight.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that a tornando warning had been issued. Patch regrets the error and any confusion it may have caused. A severe thunderstorm that is expected to roll through St. Louis at around 7 p.m. is expecting to bring damaging winds, large hail and possibly even isolated tornadoes. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch this afternoon for the St. Louis area, which will be in effect until 8 p.m. and impacts a total of 37 Missouri counties. According to the NWS, residents can also expect heavy rainfall of up to 2-3 inches today and tonight. Temperatures will fall as the storm moves but will remain above freezing with a low predicted to reach 39 degrees. However, they will …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Forecasters are predicting 1-4 inches of snow, which may make New Year's Eve driving conditions hazardous.
Do your New Year's Eve plans include travel? If so, don't be caught off guard! A winter weather advisory has been issued for the entire St. Louis area through 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters are predicting between 1-4 inches of snow. The snow is expected to begin in the morning and continue through late Monday night. For continuous updates, check the National Weather Service's Severe Weather Summary Page. The snow may mix with freezing rain at times this afternoon and tonight. To keep up with the latest travel conditions, visit the Missouri Department of Transportation's Travel Information Map. Editor's note: This story was updated at 10 a.m.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
With temps expected to top 100 over the next few days, cooling centers and swimming pools are places to beat the heat.
The dangerous heat will continue throuout the weekend and to the Fourth of July as the National Weather Service (NWS) warning residents to take measures now to deal with the extreme heat wave tht will keep temperatures above 100 degrees for several more days. The NWS warns that heat-related illnesses are "a real threat." "The effects of excessive heat are cumulative," the NWS warned in its advisory. Do not wait until the heat wave has lasted several days. Take action now to protect your health and continue to do so over the weekend." The NWS heat advisory announcement continues: "Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or evening. Know the signs and …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
A much greater threat for tornadoes exists today, the Weather Channel says.
Fenton and the greater St. Louis-area is at the greatest risk to see severe weather, including tornados and large hail, today, The Weather Channel reports. Today's forecast, according to the National Weather Service, calls for a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 5 p.m. However, thunderstorms are more likely later into the night and into early Monday. The Weather Channel says strong-to-severe thunderstorms are likely for a boundary that stretches more than 1,000 miles from the Great Lakes region southward into the heart of Texas. For tornado safety tips, CLICK HERE. For the difference between tornado watches and warnings, CLICK HERE. To stay up-to-date on all the latest news, including severe weather updates, sign up…