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National Weather Service: ‘We’ve Been Told To Go Around’ Polar Vortex Term

All of it is due to a dipping jet stream coming in from Canada, but meteorologists are avoiding calling it last year’s buzzword: a polar vortex.

01/06/2015

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Winter Weather Moving In

Heavy snow and plunging temperatures are expected to hit the Upper Midwest this week, dropping as much as a foot of snow on the region and pushing temperatures down by as much as 40 degrees overnight.

11/10/2014

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St. Louis Seeing Less Tornadoes So Far This Year

For the St. Louis forecast area in 2014, there have been four tornadoes on the Missouri side and 11 in Illinois, for a total of 15 in the area.

11/06/2014

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What Kind of Winter Is St. Louis In For?

An expert dispels the idea that the cooler-than-usual summer will mean a colder-than-usual winter is on the way.

09/19/2014

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Tornado Touches Down in St. Peters

National Weather Service meteorologist Ben Miller says it was rated EF-0, with winds of up to 75 miles an hour.

09/10/2014

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EF-1 Tornado Touched Down Monday Night in Jefferson County

The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down last night near House Springs in Jefferson County, Missouri.

09/02/2014

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Excessive Heat Warning Extended

St. Louisans won’t be out of the grip of heat wave until Wednesday at the earliest.

08/24/2014

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Heat Advisory in Effect Through Tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory over concerns about extreme heat and humidity.

06/30/2014

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‘More Than Half Of The Town Is Gone': Deadly Dual Tornadoes Level Neb. Town

Residents of Pilger braced for a massive cleanup after a storm with dual tornadoes tore through their tiny northeast Nebraska town, killing a 5-year-old and damaging more than half of the community’s structures.

06/17/2014

A St. Louis firefighter checks vehicles for occupants in St. Louis on April 2. 2014. Heavy, all-day rains have flooded many area roads in low areas near the Mississippi River. Three cars were stranded in this area north of the city but no injuries were reported. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Climate Change Report: More Flooding, Hotter Summers, Damaging Storms to Come

The latest assessment of climate change suggests “extreme rainfall events” and flooding have increased over the past century, and that’s expected to continue.

05/12/2014

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