Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Some areas saw as much as 6 inches of snow, sleet and frozen precipitation.
A Thursday forecast of snow, sleet and other freezing precipitation that largely followed through as predicted will see Missouri Department of Transportation and other municipal street crews working into Friday to get ready for the morning commute. That, along with a National Weather Service forecast that called for additional nighttime snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch, has led many school districts, including Parkway, Rockwood and Ft. Zumwalt among many others, to cancel classes Friday. Our news partners at FOX2 have a complete list of school closings. MoDOT Engineer Becky Allmeroth told Patch that the amount of snow was the part of the forecast that didn't follow as planned. Either way, MoDOT said beforehand that it …
Monday, January 21, 2013
The watch will remain in effect until 8 p.m. as a severe storm system passes through the area early tonight.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that a tornando warning had been issued. Patch regrets the error and any confusion it may have caused. A severe thunderstorm that is expected to roll through St. Louis at around 7 p.m. is expecting to bring damaging winds, large hail and possibly even isolated tornadoes. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch this afternoon for the St. Louis area, which will be in effect until 8 p.m. and impacts a total of 37 Missouri counties. According to the NWS, residents can also expect heavy rainfall of up to 2-3 inches today and tonight. Temperatures will fall as the storm moves but will remain above freezing with a low predicted to reach 39 degrees. However, they will …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Forecasters are predicting 1-4 inches of snow, which may make New Year's Eve driving conditions hazardous.
Do your New Year's Eve plans include travel? If so, don't be caught off guard! A winter weather advisory has been issued for the entire St. Louis area through 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters are predicting between 1-4 inches of snow. The snow is expected to begin in the morning and continue through late Monday night. For continuous updates, check the National Weather Service's Severe Weather Summary Page. The snow may mix with freezing rain at times this afternoon and tonight. To keep up with the latest travel conditions, visit the Missouri Department of Transportation's Travel Information Map. Editor's note: This story was updated at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The current winter outlook calls for a chance the St. Louis area may be a bit warmer and drier than normal. But you should still be prepared in case a winter storm hits.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The National Weather Service is forecasting warmer-than-average temperatures for the Midwest from December through February.
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Monday, October 22, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The entire St. Louis region is under a heat advisory until Sunday morning. Residents urged to stay inside as much as possible.
Dangerous levels of heat will overspread the St. Louis Region from Thursday through Sunday, according to National Weather Service. Residents can expect record breaking temperatures reaching as high as 105 degrees on Thursday. On Friday, air temperatures are expected to be cooler around 100 degrees; however, humidity will keep it feeling like 105. The last time this degree of heat was felt in June for three or more consecutive days in this area was more than 60 years ago, according to NWS, which also said there is a possibility temperatures could rise to 105 degrees or more again on Sunday and continue into next week. Humidity vs. Real Heat According to area meteorologists, Thursday will be the hottest day in this heat attack. But days …
Friday, September 2, 2011
High school faceoff starts 8 p.m., with hopes that temperatures drop by game time.
The Seckman v. Parkway Central Friday night high school football matchup is starting one hour later — at 8 p.m. — with officials hoping for slightly cooler temperatures as the sun sets. National Weather Forecasters expect a high temperature of 100 degrees today and a possible heat index of 104 degrees. Game officials made the decision Thursday, when temperatures hit 103 degrees at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport, and a heat index reading of 106.2 degrees. The record for this day, since records were kept, is 104 degrees, according to weather officials. Seckman is in Arnold's Fox C-6 school district. Seckman Senior High is located at 2800 Seckman Rd., Imperial, MO 63052.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Heat index of 105-115˚F expected Sunday through Thursday, says the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service is asking Arnold residents to check their air-conditioning units or know the locations of their neighborhood cooling centers prior to the high heat expected to arrive on Sunday. A combination of 90˚F temperatures and high humidity levels are likely to create heatstroke conditions during the next five to six days, according to the NWS website. The heat index will range from 105-115˚ from Sunday through Thursday, the NWS said. People most likely affected by the heat are the elderly, young children and those people with health problems. People who feel dizzy or nauseated, or who notice people with slurred speech, should get to a cool area quickly and drink plenty of water. The symptoms above are common in heat-…
Monday, July 11, 2011
A heat index at 110˚F is expected to arrive within the next 48 hours and can cause severe illness.
A heat warning is in effect for Arnold and the St. Louis Area until 7 p.m. Tuesday. A heat warning means weather conditions are a threat to life and property, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) website. A heat advisory is for less serious conditions that cause discomfort and inconvenience. If caution is not used during a heat advisory, illness can occur. Dangerous heat levels higher than 110˚F are expected Monday afternoon and evening. Tuesday’s heat is forecast to be between 105 to 110˚. Heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion, are more likely to occur to people when they spend more time outdoors. People who must to work outdoors should schedule their activities in the early morning or late evening, …
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Sunday marks the start of Missouri Summer Safety Week, which coincides with National Lightning Awareness Week.
The dangers of excessive heat and lightning need to be taken seriously, experts say. That’s the message meteorologists and health and emergency management officials are hoping to get out during Missouri Summer Weather Safety Week, which coincides with National Lightning Awareness Week. The awareness campaign comes just days after the St. Louis area was under a three-day excessive heat warning. Dr. John Vandover, assistant medical director of the Emergency Room at St. Anthony’s Medical Center, said he couldn’t provide an exact number of patients treated for heat-related illnesses during last week’s heat wave. “But we did see a mild increase in the number of minor cases with the heat wave,” he said. “Plus, the heat worsens some chronic …