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.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The heat warning for the St. Louis area expires tonight, but dangerous temps are expected to return Sunday.
Fire departments and hospitals have dealt with a rash of heat-related distress during the recent heat warning. As rain began to move into the region Tuesday, temperatures remained oppressively in the high 90s, with a heat index topping at 110. Monday was even hotter. Across the region at least 30 people went to hospitals with heat-related illnesses, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The high temperatures St. Louisians have endured lately could drop in the next couple days, but they won't for long. Forecasts from the National Weather Service website, along with others, have Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the mid-80s. Like today, there is a chance for rain both days. Those temperatures could start to rise again, with high 90s …
Friday, December 31, 2010
No injuries and little damage was reported in Affton, though a few residents experienced power outages.
Editor's note: last updated 3:58 p.m. The powerful and fast-moving New Year's Eve storm, which hit heavily in Sunset Hills and Fenton, spared Affton and Shrewsbury the worst of its fury, dropping heavy rains for less than half an hour, tearing loose few branches and causing scattered power outages. The storm caused no significant damage in Affton according to Steve Westbrock at the Affton Fire Protection District, which as of 2:10 p.m. had received no calls or reports of injuries in Affton related to the storm. The Affton precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department also confirmed that there had been no reports of damage or injuries in Affton. Both departments, however, sent personnel and equipment to assist with damage in Sunset …