National Weather Service

Drought
7:00 am
Sun July 28, 2013

Drought Still A Threat To Missouri This Year

The latest U.S. drought monitor map, as of July 23, 2013.
Nat. Drought Mitigation Ctr., Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

Missouri's overall drought picture is vastly improved this summer over what it was during last year's extreme heat and dry conditions.

Still, drought remains an immediate threat to portions of the Show-Me State. Mark Fuchs is a hydrologist with the National Weather Service office in St. Louis.

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May 31 Tornadoes
12:21 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

NWS: Nine Tornadoes Hit The St. Louis Area May 31

A screen capture of the interactive map made by NOAA of the path of one of the nine tornadoes that touched down in the St. Louis region on May 31, 2013. See the full map in their report linked below.

The National Weather Service says there were a total of nine tornadoes in the St. Louis region on Friday night.

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March snowstorm
3:05 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Last Blast Of Winter Takes Aim At St. Louis Region

A heavy snow storm falls on Busch Stadium in St. Louis on March 24, 2013.
Credit Bill Greenblatt / UPI

Updated 9:25 a.m. on Monday, March 25, with details on snow totals for St. Louis region.

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.

Updated 12:35 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, with details on snow removal efforts.

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Other News
12:21 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Extreme heat not expected to let up any time soon

Workers installing a rain gutter in the heat.
Adam Allington/St. Louis Public Radio

Oppressive heat and triple-digit temperatures continue to blanket the Midwest from Ohio, down through drought-plagued Indiana, Illinois and Missouri.

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.

The hot temperatures and dry conditions are particularly hard on those whose jobs involve being outside.

Aaron Angst installs siding and rain gutters, hard work he says, especially when completely exposed to the sun.

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Record Heat
2:54 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

March was warmest on record in St. Louis - Illinois, too.

(via Flickr/Jack W. Reid)

March’s average temperature in St. Louis this year is almost 15 degrees above normal. If the forecast holds true tomorrow, St. Louis’s unusually high temperatures will make this the warmest March on record.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Mark Britt says the average temperature this month will be almost 61 degrees.

“The previous record of 1910 was only about 57.5 so that’s a considerable breaking of the record,” he said.  

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Weather
6:49 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Snow snarls morning commute

The snow is making it difficult for morning commuters on Jan. 12, 2012.
SLPR news

A band of light to moderate snow has made its way to the St. Louis area this morning.

The National Weather Service says a winter weather advisory remains in effect until six o’clock this evening for a variety of weather conditions, including snow, blowing snow, sleet or freezing drizzle and rain.

Jim Sieveking, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says the snow is making the morning commute difficult.

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Weather
8:11 am
Fri December 30, 2011

2011 to be remembered as year of weather extremes

Damage to the nose of an American Airlines plane can be seen through a shattered window in the C concourse at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis on April 23, 2011.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The year 2011 got off to a strange start following a rare winter tornado on New Year's Eve. It was one of a number of severe weather events during the cold weather months, followed by the F-4 tornado that hit north St. Louis County and Lambert Airport in April, and plenty of flooding.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Kramper says it was a very unusual first five months.

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Winter Weather
6:41 am
Tue December 27, 2011

First St. Louis snow of the season arrives

Snow caused troubles on St. Louis metro highways overnight.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Snow accumulated through much of the St. Louis region overnight. The snowfall caused visibilities to fall below one-mile at times.

The snow caused accidents in the St. Louis metropolitan area. I-55 northbound at I-44 westbound downtown was closed starting at 1:30 a.m. due to a fatal accident. It reopened at around 5:30 a.m. 

Severe weather
7:27 am
Wed May 25, 2011

More severe weather expected in St. Louis area today

The National Weather Service says severe weather is on the way in St. Louis.
flickr/Marcin Wichary

More violent weather could be headed to the St. Louis metropolitan area.

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.

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.

Severe weather
7:35 pm
Tue April 19, 2011

Severe weather affects listening area

Members of the St. Louis Cardinals take refuge from the rain and hail that pounded the St. Louis area Tuesday night, causing damage and power outages and delaying the start of the game against the Washington Nationals.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

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.

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