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.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Wind gusts of up to 49 mph are possible throughout the day, but very little snow accumulation is expected.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory and hazardous weather outlook for much of the St. Louis metro area, including Chesterfield. While 3-5 inches of snow is being predicted in Northeast Missouri, the NWS said little-to-no accumulation is expceted for St. Louis County. However, the storm system moving through the Midwest today will still bring strong winds to the area, with gusts of up to 45 to 49 mph possible. It will also feel a lot like winter tonight, with a low of around 19. The wind will die down after midnight and the NWS is calling for a high of 39 tomorrow.
Monday, October 22, 2012
It's predicted to be a warmer-than-average winter for Missouri.
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 16, 2012
A severe thunderstorm expected to enter the St. Louis-area this afternoon could bring with it large hail and damaging winds, the National Weather Service says.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the entire St. Louis-area, including Chesterfield. According to the forecast, a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms exist. The storm could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds of up to 14 mph and gusts as high as 21 mph. The watch is in effect until 8 p.m. tonight. For a complete view of the forecast, check out the National Weather Service.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Local meteorologist from National Weather Service offers tips in the event of a tornado warning.
The best advice in preparing for severe weather is to plan ahead, according to Ben Miller, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s (NWS) St. Louis Office. “Know what you are going to do before it happens,” Miller said. “For families, figure out where you usually are, and where you’re going to go in the event of severe weather.” For detailed information from the NWS on severe weather preparedness and setting up plans for your family, click here. Also important, Miller said, is knowing the difference between a tornado watch and a warning. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the development of a tornado, he said. Watches are usually issued several hours in advance of the development of a tornado. A tornado warning …
Friday, December 31, 2010
Tornado watch remains in effect until 3 p.m. Previously issued tornado warnings have now been canceled.
A tornado watch is in effect until 3 p.m. Dec. 31 for St. Louis County, the National Weather Service stated on its website. A tornado warning was previously issued for the county. That warning, and a severe storm warning was canceled at about 12:30 p.m. Police said there were no reports of damage in Chesterfield as of 12:45 p.m. A small group was monitoring the weather situation at the St. Louis County Office of Emergency Management, said county spokesman Mac Scott. In the event that the storm causes damage, other workers would be deployed to help out and the county would alert the public to the information. Residents can expect showers and thunderstorms for the afternoon, when large hail and wind gusts as high as 29 mph are possible, …