A 65-year-old Ferguson woman is the first confirmed death from heat-related causes this summer. Her body was found yesterday in her home, where the air conditioning was not working. Her name has not yet been released.
During the current heat wave, nine people have been treated with heat-related symptoms in St. Louis County, including one patient who was hospitalized. Six people have been treated with heat-related symptoms in St. Louis City.
Don't worry, no mittens, coats or hats are required to read this post.
The deep freeze much of the country has experienced this past week (along with some areas in the rest of the world) is visualized by the NOAA in this new video. It's like seeing your breath on a freezing day, but on a massive scale:
The St. Louis area may have missed out on a white Christmas – but a white New Year’s Eve looks likely.
National Weather Service meteorologist Butch Dye says a storm system will bring an inch or two of rain and snow to the area. A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 9:00 this morning until 6:00 a.m. New Year’s Day.
The Missouri Supreme Court will decide whether the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District can charge for stormwater service based on how much water a property absorbs.
The decision extends a nearly four-year-old legal battle over the agency’s so-called "impervious fee." Two lower courts have ruled that it was not a fee at all, but a tax – and therefore had to be approved by voters under the Hancock Amednment.