Jim Kramper http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 2011 to be remembered as year of weather extremes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/2011-be-remembered-year-weather-extremes <p>The year 2011 got off to a strange start following a rare winter tornado on New Year&#39;s Eve. It was one of a number of severe weather events during the cold weather months, followed by the F-4 tornado&nbsp;that hit north St. Louis County and Lambert Airport in April,&nbsp;and plenty of flooding.</p><p><a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Saint+Louis&amp;state=MO&amp;site=LSX&amp;lat=38.636&amp;lon=-90.2443">National Weather Service&nbsp;meteorologist </a>Jim Kramper says&nbsp;it was a very unusual first five months.</p> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:11:20 +0000 Bill Raack 2767 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 2011 to be remembered as year of weather extremes Morning headlines: Friday, December 30, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-december-30-2011 <p><strong>Mo. lawmakers to consider changes to school funding formula</strong></p><p>Legislative leaders say addressing Missouri&#39;s school funding formula&nbsp;is one of their top priorities for the annual session that starts Wednesday.</p><p>Because of tight&nbsp;budgets there has not been enough money in recent years to fully fund the education formula. That has prompted concern that the distribution of the money could benefit certain districts at the expense of others.</p> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 13:53:23 +0000 Julie Bierach, Bill Raack, WBEZ & The Associated Press 2766 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, December 30, 2011