Science / Space
11:29 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Whiteout: How This Week's Snowfall Looked From Space

A NASA photograph taken just before 2 a.m. on Feb. 23 showing the deposits of snow blanketing the Midwest.
(NASA/Suomi NPP)

The images of this past week's heavy snowfall in Missouri and across the Midwest are familiar and chaotic - cars in ditches, closed airports and overall gridlock of infrastructure.

Today's NASA "Image of the Day" provides a decidedly more peaceful look at the storm's effects, from space.

Here's how NASA describes this image and the technology they used to capture it:

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Winter storm
7:19 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Blustery Weather Hits Southern Ill., and Southeast Mo.

Snow blankets the grounds of the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale campus on December 26th.
(Jennifer Fuller/WSIU)

A winter storm is hitting southern Illinois, leaving roads covered in snow and ice and prompting officials to urge residents to stay home if they can.

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Winter storm
2:46 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

MoDOT Ready For Winter Storm

MoDOT will have 200 trucks on the road plowing and spreading salt during the forecasted winter storm.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

The Missouri Department of Transportation says it’s ready for the winter storm that’s supposed to hit the St. Louis area over Christmas.

MoDOT crews are busy pre-treating the roads, said department spokesman Drew Gates.  He says if the weather allows, crews will take a break Christmas morning to spend some time with their families before the bulk of the storm hits.

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Morning round-up
9:26 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Morning headlines: February 13, 2012

A snowflake.

Snow to fall on St. Louis region today

A winter weather advisory is in effect until midnight. The National Weather Service says the winter storm will bring snow into Central Missouri this morning and will spread eastward across the St. Louis area during the day and continue into tonight.

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Snow response
2:51 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

MoDOT to take "hard look" at snow response following rough commute

Missouri Department of Transportation Motorist Assist operators assisted drivers stalled on Interstate 64 during Thursday morning's difficult commute.
(Missouri Department of Transportation/MoDOT - St. Louis on Facebook)

The head of the Missouri Department of Transportation's St. Louis district says he and other officials will take a very hard look at snow removal efforts following a tough commute in the region Thursday morning.

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Morning round-up
9:20 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Morning headlines: Thursday, January 12, 2012

This was the scene on the highways around St. Louis on the morning of Jan. 12. It was a slippery and slow commute for many. This is a view of eastbound Interstate 64 at Mason Road.
(Missouri Department of Transportation/Facebook)

Snow makes morning drive difficult

The Missouri Department of Transportation says as the snow continues to blow, the conditions on the roads continue to deteriorate.

Kara Price with MoDOT, says interstates are partly to mostly covered throughout the region and snow bursts are making it difficult for drivers to see.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect until six 'clock this evening.

Missouri Highway Patrol helicopter low on fuel when it crashed last year

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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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Winter weather
4:38 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Region gears up for first wintery blast

MoDOT snowplows are ready to go as the region prepares for its first winter storm of the season.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Three weeks into the winter season, and the weather forecast is just now starting to feel like it, with snow and falling temperatures in the forecast.

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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. 

MoDOT winter prep
5:15 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

MoDOT preparing for winter snow removal

(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

The Missouri Department of Transportation says snow removal won’t be an issue this winter, despite the agency’s downsizing.

MoDOT’s downsizing includes laying off 1,200 workers, closing over 130 facilities, and selling off hundreds of pieces of equipment.  State Maintenance Engineer Beth Wright says, though, that the number of workers assigned to remove snow and ice will remain the same.

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