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 24, 2012
Here are five resources you should keep handy as forecasts of snow for the St. Louis area on Tuesday come in.
The National Weather Service forecast for Christmas Day is one Santa will like: "Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%." Snow could continue into noon Wednesday. It is still early, but some models are calling for between 3-6 inches of snow in the Creve Coeur area. Here are some resources to have handy during any time of severe weather. Be sure to bookmark this page for future reference. Want to show us your snow photos? Share them in our Pics & Clips Gallery.
Friday, August 31, 2012
The tornado warning is in effect until 3:15 p.m. Residents should take cover immediately. The tornado watch runs through 10 p.m.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado warning for St. Louis and St. Charles counties until 3:15 p.m. today. A tornado watch has also been issued through 10 p.m. for St. Louis, St. Charles and Jefferson counties, as well as several other counties. Residents are advised to take cover immediately. The NWS suggests that you move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. You should avoid windows, and if you’re in a mobile home, in a vehicle or outdoors, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
LIVE FROM COMMAND POST: Area-wide emergency teams will meet at Metro West Fire Protection District in Wildwood at 11:30 a.m. today to prepare for potentially adverse affects when Tropical Depression Isaac pelts St. Louis this weekend.
UPDATED at noon: National Weather Service officials predict 3 to 5 inches of rainfall to hit the St. Louis region when Tropical Depression Isaac arrives locally, sometime between Friday evening to Saturday morning. In St. Louis, the major hazards expected due to storm conditions are flooding and road closures. The intent of today's collective preparation session was to reassure St. Louis County residents that plans, equipment and personnel are in place to handle what the region faces this weekend, said organizers. Command center had multiple, interactive weather maps projected in the background of the session. Metro West Fire Protection District's station No. 4 team in Wildwood hosted an emergency preparation session at 11:30 a.m. …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Maryland Heights got a good dose of rain on Sunday, and thunderstorms look to continue on Monday.
Rain finally hit town on Sunday night, and it looks like that trend will continue on Monday. The National Weather Service predicts scattered thunderstorms in Maryland Heights between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. But the weather service expects Monday's high temperature to be on the warm side at 91°F. How did you beat the heat during the first week of July? Did you head to the Aquaport? Edward Jones YMCA? Creve Coeur Park? Be sure to let us know in the comments!
Friday, May 4, 2012
Service indicates hail the size of pennies could fall from the sky in areas surrounding Maryland Heights.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a special weather statement for areas around Maryland Heights. The service indicates it was tracking a large thunderstorm at 9:50 a.m. on Friday that was moving east. Locations in the storm's path include neighboring communities Creve Coeur and Chesterfield. Last Saturday Maryland Heights was pelted with hail stones ranging from the size of golf balls to baseballs.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Plus—the Encyclopedia Britannica will stop printing its information in books.
Welcome to the Daily Dose, a round-up of local news, weather and the absurd. Check out what's happening around town today, March 15. Featured Event: The Maryland Heights City Council will meet tonight at 7 p.m. Weather: The National Weather Service expects Thursday's high temperature to be near 81°F with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Daily Absurdity: The Encyclopedia Britannica will end its print edition, CNN Money reports. The news site also indicates the company printed its encyclopedia for 244 years.
Monday, March 5, 2012
A Parkway career fair, a high temperature near 46°F and a musical Sean Connery round-off Monday, March 5.
Welcome to the Daily Dose, a round-up of local news, weather and the absurd. Check out what's happening around town today, March 5. Featured Event: Tonight, Parkway North High School will host a career fair for all Parkway students and families. The event begins at 7 p.m., and more than 50 businesses are set to attend. Weather: The National Weather Service expects Monday's high temperature to be near 46°F with sunny skies. Daily Absurdity: Check out this song that pays homage to actor Sean Connery's unique ennunciations.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Service predicts a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms late this afternoon.
Sunday brought wet weather to Maryland Heights, and the town isn't out of the woods yet. The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts a 60 percent chance of precipitation, with thunderstorms likely, this afternoon. The service predicts a high temperature near 71°F. The NWS indciates that thunderstorms could be likely past 1 a.m. tonight. The sun will gradually come out Monday, according to the NWS, with a high temperature for tomorrow near 78°F.