Cause of fire, death, not yet determined.
Another day of warmth Thursday, mixed in with humidity, instability, an approaching front and the jet stream, would contribute to steadily worsening weather. “By Thursday, it looks like all those ingredients come together. … You can really blow up some big storms.”
“No system could’ve handled Tuesday’s rain,” says Lance LaComb, spokesman for the Metropolitan Sewer District.
Ameren Missouri reports several blocks of downtown St. Louis were hit by a power outage this morning when heavy rainwater swamped an underground power station at 8th and Pine.
The rookie second baseman’s thoughts are with his family back in Hawaii, who are preparing for two big storms.
Outages now stand at 12,000 statewide and 10,000 in the St. Louis area.
The latest assessment of climate change suggests “extreme rainfall events” and flooding have increased over the past century, and that’s expected to continue.
It would be helpful to have a long-range forecast like we do with hurricanes and snowstorms, but the local National Weather Service office says they simply don’t have that capability at this time.
The most powerful twister this year carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburbs north of the state capital, killing at least 16 people.
The National Weather Service says more storms, including hail and damaging winds, are possible Monday for portions of Illinois.