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.
This year is on pace to be the warmest on record in parts of Missouri, a continuation of a trend of warmer weather that is affecting flowers, plants and agricultural crops, experts said Monday.
St. Louis, nine other cities shoot for 3,000 simultaneous soccer ball dribblers.
With a high of 107 and a low of 86, three records were broken on July 25.
A western Missouri man has caught a record 5-pound, 6-ounce carpsucker, giving him his third state record fish.
School leaders expect a record enrollment near 33,000, but won’t release official numbers until later this week.
Officials say sales totaled nearly $2.3 billion.
753 twisters spawned across the United States during the month of April.