Monday, March 25, 2013
Kids had a snow day on Monday, and many put it to good use in Shrewsbury.
Ackfeld Park in Shrewsbury was a busy spot on Monday following Sunday's record snowfall. Watch sledders grab some air as they hit the jumps. Did you go out for fun in the snow? Do you think this is the last snow of winter? See more in Affton-Shrewsbury Patch:
See what police from the Affton Precinct and Shrewsbury Police Department said about this morning's traffic through the snow.
Yesterday's snow storm blanketed the entire St. Louis region, but here in Affton and Shrewsbury, police say the spring storm hasn't caused too much trouble. St. Louis County Police responded to a few road accidents, according to the Affton Precinct, but otherwise major roads are relatively clear. In Shrewsbury, Police Chief Jeffrey Keller said extra officers were on patrol during morning rush hour, but the streets have been clear enough to let travelers commute safely. Are you seeing traffic accidents, power outages or other effects from the snow? Let us know in the comments!
Saturday, March 23, 2013
We've been hoping forecasters would back off that prediction for a large spring snowfall, but they haven't.
Our hopes for a change of heart among weather forecasters have been dashed. The National Weather Service and local meteorologists are still calling for a massive winter storm to sweep over the St. Louis metro area overnight tonight. Glenn Zimmerman, meteorologist for Patch news partner FOX2, says rain should start tonight in the area at about 9 or 10 p.m., changing into snow sometime Sunday morning. He said the heaviest bursts of snowfall may be from around noon to 2 p.m. That forecast differs only slight from the storm alert from the National Weather Service: Rain will overspread the area Saturday evening. The rain is expected to mix with and change over to snow late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Snow, heavy at times, should …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Tracking this winter weather in St. Louis? Use #stlwx on Instagram to add your photos to our gallery!
Patch is right there with you in this winter storm in St. Louis. Share your Instagram photos and add to our gallery here by using #stlwx in your comments on the app! Holler with places to avoid, precipitation updates and cancellations to help out your neighbors, too. Snap your snow day, your view, your car covered in snow -- get creative! But most of all, be safe out there and check in with your Patch for updates. Follow these St. Louis Patch sites on Instagram:
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Large snow flakes fell across the St. Louis area Tuesday. Get tips from MoDOT on being safe in winter weather.
The Missouri Department of Transportation said road crews took to the streets around the St. Louis area Tuesday treating roads with salt and chemicals and plowing as needed. MoDOT officials warned drivers to use caution as they head home Tuesday evening, especially on ramps and bridges. The National Weather Service reports there could be accumulation of up to one inch of snow in some parts of the St. Louis area Tuesday. Wednesday, temperatures are expected to reach a high of around 45 degrees, and no more snow is expected in the forecast. Before the next snow, MoDOT offers these tips for your car: According to KMOV.com, several areas received at least a half-inch of accumulation as the narrow band of snow hit St. Louis and St. Charles …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Large snow flakes fell across the St. Louis area Tuesday. MoDOT officials are warning drivers to use caution as they head home Tuesday evening.
The Missouri Department of Transportation said road crews took to the streets around the St. Louis area Tuesday treating roads with salt and chemicals and plowing as needed. MoDOT officials are warning drivers to use caution as they head home Tuesday evening, especially on ramps and bridges. The National Weather Service reports there could be accumulation of up to one inch of snow in some parts of the St. Louis area Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of around 20 degrees and light wind is also in the forecast. According to KMOV.com, several areas received at least a half-inch of accumulation as the narrow band of snow hit St. Louis and St. Charles counties beginning late morning. The snow stopped by mid afternoon. For more…
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, October 31, 2012
MoDOT is alerting drivers not to be alarmed if they see snow plows on the roads Wednesday. Severe weather is not on the way, MoDOT is performing a winter weather drill.
The Missouri Department of Transportation warns drivers they may see snow plows on the roads Wednesday. It's part of a statewide snow drill taking place throughout the day, MoDOT stated in a news release. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) MoDOT officials said they began preparing for the area's first winter storm months ago. In rural areas, crews will take to the streets after 8 a.m. and in urban areas, the drill will begin after 9 a.m., according to MoDOT. As a response to a simulated snowfall event, trucks with snowplows and spreaders will deploy across state routes during the drill that is set to take approximately six hours. "We have a detailed plan and our trucks drive set routes that allow us to work …
Monday, February 13, 2012
MoDOT is now more concerned with Tuesday morning's rush hour than Monday evening, but crews are on the roads and ready.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for the St. Louis area that remais in effect until midnight. Meteorologists are forecasting accumulations between 2 and 4 inches for the metro area. According to the NWS, the latest indications are that the heaviest snowfall will occur during the late afternoon and evening hours. Snow with some sleet accumulation is possible, with the storm expected to end late Monday. However, Kara Price, a spokesperson for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), tells Patch that crews are now expecting the winter storm to run through Tuesday morning's rush hour. They have been pretreating the roads since Saturday night in anticipation of the storm, and they are ready for …
St. Louis is under a winter weather advisory from 9 a.m. until midnight Monday.
While the morning commute looks to be problem free, the afternoon and evening rush hour may be another story. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for the St. Louis area that is in effect Monday from 9 a.m. until midnight. NWS experts are forecasting accumulations between 2 and 4 inches for the metro area. The snow will begin in the mid-morning hours and continue throughout much of the day, according the the NWS. The heaviest snow will fall during the afternoon and early evening hours. Kara Price, a spokesperson for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), said workers have been pretreating the roads since Saturday night in anticipation of the storm. "We'll have full crews coming in overnight …