St. Louis area crews plowing and treating roadways covered with wet, heavy snow.
Temperatures were 40 degrees colder than Wednesday, when much of Missouri basked in weather in the 60s.
Before the work week is over the St. Louis region will be hit with a blast of winter weather.
As a powerful tornado bore down on their Illinois farmhouse, Curt Zehr’s wife and adult son didn’t have time to do anything but scramble down the stairs into their basement.
Marie Elliott with the Missouri Department of Transportation says the department had drivers out all morning spreading brine to melt down any icy spots.
A storm system that buried parts of Wyoming and South Dakota in heavy, wet snow on Friday also brought powerful thunderstorms packing tornadoes to the Great Plains.
The weekly report says just 1 percent of the corn crop has been harvested, compared with 42 percent at the same time last year and a five-year average of 13 percent.
National Weather Service says two new marks set on Friday.
Based on planetary positions, sunspots and lunar cycles, the almanac’s secret formula is largely unchanged since founder David Young published the first almanac in 1818.
The storms included one that spawned a tornado in the St. Louis area and others that caused widespread flooding.