Schools cancel class, businesses close up early.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Several businesses announced plans to close on March 24.
Several local businesses announced plans to close on Sunday, March 24 due to the snow. Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Redposie Resale Vintage Furniture Main Street Books St. Charles City-County Library Picasso's Coffee Shop Provenance Soapworks Garden Cafe Ala Fleur MOss Boutique Little O's Old Time Soda Fountain Main Street Marketplace in Historic Saint Charles Missouri Hendricks BBQ Five Acres Animal Shelter 28/65 Brewhouse Fleet Feet St. Louis Pio's Restaurant I Am What I Am
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 …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Thursday's winter storm dropped several inches of snow and sleet on the St. Charles-area, which meant some drivers were stuck on the highways for hours.
What once took 20 minutes took almost two hours. That's the situation some St. Charles-area residents found themselves in driving home during Thursday's snow storm. Thursday's winter storm dropped several inches of snow and sleet on nearby highways and interstates, which wreaked havoc on folks looking to get home early from work. Many of St. Louis' major highways were at a standstill for most of Thursday afternoon. Trapped in that gridlock were a few St. Charles residents. Some even saw a few accidents on the way home. "I saw people in ditches and stuck on hills," said Matt DuBois, a St. Charles Patch Facebook page fan. What about you? What was your afternoon drive like on Thursday? Did you get home on time or was your commute …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Add the hills to our map of St. Charles and share your favorite sledding photos.
Where are the best places to sled in St. Charles? Bum's Hollow in Blanchette Park is a popular snow hill. The hill in Jaycee Park used to be a great spot, but now the new playground has been built into the hill. Is it still a worthwhile sledding spot? We've created an interactive map where you can add any locations you know of that have some small, big or in-between-sized sledding hills. We've created this interactive map, and we hope you'll add to it! We'd like to know about the best places to go sledding around town. View the map on Google here. To add an address, you must be logged into a Google account. (1) View the map on Google (2) Hit the "edit" button (3) Click the blue "add a placemark" icon (4) Click on the location on the map …
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:
Local businesses and organizations are moving events planned for today due to winter weather advisories.
Local schools called off school Thursday and many local businesses opted to close up shop as well as the threat of "thunder snow" loomed. Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce canceled a TechComm committee meeting during the day and a networking event in the evening because of the winter weather. The office closed for the day by 10:30 a.m. St. Charles County Association of Realtors opted to reschedule an awards banquet for March 7 instead of holding it tonight. Several shops on Main Street also said they would close if the weather was bad. I Am What I Am, Provenance Soapworks and The Eye Shoppe are closed Thursday. Little O's Soda Shoppe, Grandma's Cookies and Framations Art Gallery also they might close due to the weather. Little …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The St. Louis area is expected to get anywhere from 1-6 inches of snow and freezing rain when a major storm moves through the area Thursday.
With a severe winter storm warning now in effect for all of St. Louis, it's important to be prepared in case of an emergency situation, particularly a loss of power. Up to 6 inches of snow and freezing rain is expected for the metro area, so here are five resources that can come in handy when the storm hits Thursday morning. Batteries Plus in St. Louis provided the following recommendations of items for consumers to have on hand in the event of a power outage. Batteries Plus has locations in Creve Coeur, Chesterfield, Ballwin, Florissant, St. Peters, South County and in Fairview Heights, Ill.
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…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The National Weather Service predicts freezing temperatures for the St. Louis-area this week.
St. Charles-area residents can expect cold temperaturs to stick around through the rest of this week. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to remain in the low 30s until Saturday. Here's the forecast, from the National Weather Service: Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday