Hundreds of MoDOT trucks will be on the road starting at Midnight Wednesday to pretreat and treat roads. Officials warn it won't take long for conditions to get "intense."
Thursday, February 21, 2013
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 …
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, January 31, 2011
"Historic" storm causes districts to cancel class.
Updated at 11 a.m. with additional closures. Schools and businesses closed Tuesday Feb. 1:
Friday, December 10, 2010
Create an emergency plan complete with back-up heat source, food and water for your house.
Patrick Young said, "The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it." George Carlin used to say, "Weather forecast for tonight: dark." Both men about summed it up. Ben Sipprell, meteorologist for the St. Louis Weather Service said he takes a lot of calls from people who want him to predict how harsh of a winter it will be in any given year. His answer—wait and see. "There's a fair bit of uncertainty (with predicting the weather)," Sipprell said. "Winter storms are something we can only judge week by week. There are an inherent slew of possibilities that could occur." Sipprell said meteorologists can usually tell us what to expect tomorrow and can even …