National Weather Service http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Drought Still A Threat To Missouri This Year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/drought-still-threat-missouri-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri's overall drought picture is vastly improved this summer over what it was during last year's extreme heat and dry conditions.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Still, drought remains an immediate threat to portions of the Show-Me State. Mark </span>Fuchs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is a hydrologist with the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> <a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lsx/">National Weather Service office in St. Louis</a>.</span></p> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28604 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Drought Still A Threat To Missouri This Year NWS: Nine Tornadoes Hit The St. Louis Area May 31 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nws-nine-tornadoes-hit-st-louis-area-may-31 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Weather Service says there were a total of nine tornadoes in the St. Louis region <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-area-recovering-severe-storms">on Friday night</a>.</span></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:21:08 +0000 Bill Raack 27126 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org NWS: Nine Tornadoes Hit The St. Louis Area May 31 Last Blast Of Winter Takes Aim At St. Louis Region http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/last-blast-winter-takes-aim-st-louis-region <p><em>Updated 9:25 a.m. on Monday, March 25, with details on snow totals for St. Louis region.</em></p><p>The National Weather Service says Lambert St. Louis Airport had a record 24-hour snow fall total of 12.4 inches. At least 100 flights were canceled at Lambert on Sunday. As of 6:15 a.m. Monday, 18 departing flights have been canceled, along with 12 arriving flights.</p><p><em>Updated 12:35 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, with details on snow removal efforts<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></em></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:05:38 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Tim Lloyd 24754 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Last Blast Of Winter Takes Aim At St. Louis Region Extreme heat not expected to let up any time soon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/extreme-heat-not-expected-let-any-time-soon <p>Oppressive heat and triple-digit temperatures continue to blanket the Midwest from Ohio, down through drought-plagued Indiana, Illinois and Missouri.</p><p>With high temperature records being surpassed left and right the National Weather Service is forecasting St. Louis will reach 108 degrees for the second day in a row.</p><p>The hot temperatures and dry conditions are particularly hard on those whose jobs involve being outside.</p><p>Aaron Angst installs siding and rain gutters, hard work he says, especially when completely exposed to the sun.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 17:21:52 +0000 Adam Allington 4016 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Extreme heat not expected to let up any time soon March was warmest on record in St. Louis - Illinois, too. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/march-was-warmest-record-st-louis-illinois-too <p>March&rsquo;s average temperature in St. Louis this year is almost 15 degrees above normal. If the forecast holds true tomorrow, St. Louis&rsquo;s unusually high temperatures will make this the <a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=lsx&amp;storyid=80923&amp;source=0">warmest March on record</a>.</p><p>National Weather Service Meteorologist Mark Britt says the average temperature this month will be almost 61 degrees.</p><p>&ldquo;The previous record of 1910 was only about 57.5 so that&rsquo;s a considerable breaking of the record,&rdquo; he said. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:54:52 +0000 The Associated Press & Joseph Leahy 3398 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org March was warmest on record in St. Louis - Illinois, too. Snow snarls morning commute http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/snow-snarls-morning-commute <p>A band of light to moderate snow has made its way to the St. Louis area this morning.</p><p>The National Weather Service says a winter weather advisory remains in effect until six o&rsquo;clock this evening for a variety of weather conditions, including snow, blowing snow, sleet or freezing drizzle and rain.</p><p>Jim Sieveking, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says the snow is making the morning commute difficult.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:49:01 +0000 Julie Bierach 2842 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Snow snarls morning commute 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 First St. Louis snow of the season arrives http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-st-louis-snow-season-arrives <p>Snow accumulated through much of the St. Louis region overnight.&nbsp;The snowfall caused visibilities to fall below&nbsp;one-mile at times.</p><p>The snow&nbsp;caused accidents in the St. Louis metropolitan area. I-55 northbound&nbsp;at I-44&nbsp;westbound downtown&nbsp;was closed starting at 1:30 a.m. due to a fatal accident. It reopened at around 5:30 a.m.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:41:51 +0000 Julie Bierach 2750 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org First St. Louis snow of the season arrives More severe weather expected in St. Louis area today http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/more-severe-weather-expected-st-louis-area-today <p>More violent weather could be headed to the St. Louis metropolitan area.</p><p>Although as of 7 a.m. this morning, no severe weather warnings have been issued, the National Weather Service is expecting a significant severe weather outbreak today.</p><p>Meteorologist Melissa Byrd with the National Weather Service, says the weather will effect most of Mo. and Ill., especially over the eastern half of Mo. and the southern half of Ill.</p> Wed, 25 May 2011 12:27:56 +0000 Julie Bierach 1299 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org More severe weather expected in St. Louis area today Severe weather affects listening area http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/severe-weather-affects-listening-area <p>The threat of severe weather has moved south and east of the St. Louis Public Radio listening area, though flood warnings remain in effect along many of the area rivers. The National Weather Service is also warning of possible flash flooding, and has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory until 1 a.m.</p> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 00:35:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 979 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Severe weather affects listening area