Monday, March 25, 2013
Authorities aren't reporting any major problems on the roadways, but urge motorists to slow down and take it easy. Plus, here are a couple other weather-related notes.
Authorities say the roads in Fenton and High Ridge are OK, but they are urging motorists to take their time. "We had a couple minor accidents off 21, but other than that, nothing major," said Capt. Ron Arnhart, of the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office. "Drivers just need to slow down and take it easy." Officer Aaron Dilks, of the St. Louis County Police Department's Fenton Precinct, said there were a couple minor incidents, but no major problems reported in the city of Fenton. In other weather-related news today, the Jefferson County Library will open at 10 a.m. due to inclement conditions. Also, there will be no Jeffco Express service today.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
We've been hoping forecasters would back off that prediction for a large spring snowfall, but they haven't.
Our hopes for a change of heart among weather forecasters have been dashed. The National Weather Service and local meteorologists are still calling for a massive winter storm to sweep over the St. Louis metro area overnight tonight. Glenn Zimmerman, meteorologist for Patch news partner FOX2, says rain should start tonight in the area at about 9 or 10 p.m., changing into snow sometime Sunday morning. He said the heaviest bursts of snowfall may be from around noon to 2 p.m. That forecast differs only slight from the storm alert from the National Weather Service: Rain will overspread the area Saturday evening. The rain is expected to mix with and change over to snow late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Snow, heavy at times, should …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Tracking this winter weather in St. Louis? Use #stlwx on Instagram to add your photos to our gallery!
Patch is right there with you in this winter storm in St. Louis. Share your Instagram photos and add to our gallery here by using #stlwx in your comments on the app! Holler with places to avoid, precipitation updates and cancellations to help out your neighbors, too. Snap your snow day, your view, your car covered in snow -- get creative! But most of all, be safe out there and check in with your Patch for updates. Follow these St. Louis Patch sites on Instagram:
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.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
MoDOT says all crews are on hand for the freezing rain and snow that may fall across the St. Louis area. How are the roads? Tell us what you think in the comments box at the bottom of this article.
The Missouri Department of Transportation tells Patch its crews have been pretreating roads in preparation for the wintry mix predicted to hit St. Louis and surrounding areas Wednesday. "They are putting down salt as needed. We have been pre-treating so we were ready for the morning rush hour. Now our game plan is to be prepared for the evening rush hour in case it goes into that," MoDOT Spokesperson Kara Price tells Patch. "Our crews came in about four this morning to make sure we were on top of this storm." According to the National Weather Service, light snow, sleet and rain isforecasted for the area. KMOV is reporting Wednesday's weather and freezing temperatures may cause a potentially dangerous situation and icy roads. What is …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Northwest, Fox use first snow day; Lindbergh, Rockwood buses run late but school is open.
Snarled traffic and closed schools were the primary features of the area's first winter storm of the season. With snowfall amounts expected in the 1 to 3-inch range, the National Weather Service (NWS) predicts as much as another inch during the day Thursday. A winter weather advisory is in effect Thursday until 6 p.m. The NWS forecast for today: Snow showers and widespread blowing snow before noon, then snow showers likely after noon. High near 27. Breezy, with a west wind between 18 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. The relatively small amount of snow, blown about by steady winds, caused the Northwest and Fox school districts to cancel…
Sunday, December 12, 2010
The forecast is for bitter cold temperatures as Sunday snowfall blows around, resisting clearing.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for the next two days as temperatures are expected to plunge into the single digits. The National Weather Service issued the advisory for Fenton, High Ridge and other parts of the region, warning of high winds, bitterly cold wind chill values and hazardous driving conditions. One to three inches of light, fluffy snow was expected. "It's been worse," said Sgt. T0m Murley, of the St. Louis County Police Department's Fenton Precinct. "Every 10 to 15 minutes we're getting calls, mostly on (Interstate) 44 and (Hwy.) 141." Murley said there hasn't been too much traffic on side streets as people don't need to venture out on a Sunday morning. "It's passable on I-44 right now," Murley said at mid-morning. "It'…
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Snow showers in Fenton and High Ridge set a different holiday mood.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Dan Barger
Thursday, November 25, 2010
It was a bit of a surreal sight to see the large snowflakes as the turkey was baking in the oven. But the light rain turned to snow setting a festive holiday mood, even for those who had to travel since the white stuff largely melted on the roadways. So, pass the turkey and stuffing, have a piece of pumpkin pie and settle in for the football. But forget building a snowman. There's not THAT much snow! Be careful this evening however, as freezing rain is likely to develop as the temperature drops, according to the National Weather Service.