Tornado

Heavy damage at McKnight and Spoon in University City after a tornado touched down on April 3, 2014. (Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

National Weather Service: Technology Hasn’t Caught Up with Tornadoes

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.

04/29/2014

Photo courtesy of James Bryant/AP

Tornadoes Kill 16 in Arkansas, 1 in Oklahoma

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.

04/28/2014

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Weekend Storms Rake Portions of Southern Illinois

The National Weather Service says more storms, including hail and damaging winds, are possible Monday for portions of Illinois.

04/28/2014

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25 People Injured in Southeast Kansas Tornado

One person died, but it was not clear whether the death was related to the storm.

04/28/2014

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Shelters Take in Pets While Homeowners Repair Storm Damage

The county animal shelter will be taking any pets whose owners homes are ruined and can’t bring a dog or cat to a hotel while repairs are completed.

04/04/2014

Trees were twisted and snapped in half after a tornado touched down in U City this morning. Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun

More Severe Weather On the Way

Tornadoes, heavy downpours and baseball sized hail could be headed our way, expected to roll in between 6 and 8 p.m.

04/03/2014

A tree was downed in University City after a tornado touched down. Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume

Gov. Nixon Declares State of Emergency

Gov. Jay Nixon today declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe weather including heavy rain, hail, high winds, flooding and a tornado in University City.

04/03/2014

Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume

Thousands Without Power After Tornado

There were more than 6,000 power outages for the greater St. Louis-Illinois metro area following a tornado that touched down this morning at 5:23 a.m.

04/03/2014

Damage in University City after a tornado touched down on April 3, 2014. (Credit: Michael Calhoun, KMOX)

Tornado Touches Down In University City

A tornado touched down briefly in the University City, damaging some homes and bringing down trees and power lines.

04/03/2014

US President Barack Obama speaks following a tour of the tornado affected Plaza Towers Elementary School on May 26, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. Obama is in the Oklahoma City area to survey damage from the tornado which struck a week ago and meet with victims and first responders. (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Joplin Students Head to Okla. Town Hit by Tornado

Students from the southwest Missouri district where nine schools were destroyed or damaged in a May 2011 tornado are headed to Moore, Okla., to help children who lost their school to a tornado last year.

03/27/2014

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