The National Weather Service is expecting the Mississippi at St. Louis to rise higher and crest a day later.
The National Weather Service said Tuesday that 2012 was the warmest year on record in St. Louis and Columbia, and was among the warmest in other Missouri communities.
State climatologist Jim Angel says the timing of the drought, and the heat, were brutal on the crops.
St. Louis just wrapped up its hottest year on record, but according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Jason Gosslin 2013 is going to be a hot one too.
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Ameren spokesman Leigh Morris says 67 workers are on their way to New Jersey.