U.S. Hits Record for Costly Weather Disasters: $306 BillionThree of the five most expensive hurricanes in U.S. history hit last year.
St. Louis Appoints First-Ever Resilience OfficerThe office is part of the 100 Resilient Cities effort, a program from the Rockefeller Foundation that helps cities worldwide plan for and deal with potentially damaging events.
Forecasters: 63 Million Should Have Eye Out for Bad WeatherIt appeared Monday that Missouri, southern Illinois and northern Arkansas would face the greatest severe weather threat.
Tornadoes Possible Here WednesdayStorm Prediction Center says powerful cold front is on its way.
New Rain Record, 3 Tornadoes from Storms Sunday EveningThe twisters were reported in Callaway County, St. Charles County, and Pike County.
Middle America Braces for Strong Storms, Possible TornadoesAnother 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.''
Spring 2015 Regional Tornado Outlook"The potential is there," says National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Jim Kramper. A Joplin-sized tornado "could easily occur right across the Metro-area. If those conditions come together here, it could happen."
No Tornadoes Reported Anywhere Across U.S. In MarchForecasters at NOAA's Storm Prediction Center in Norman say cool, stable air this winter could explain the lack of twisters.
St. Louis Seeing Less Tornadoes So Far This YearFor 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.
Study: Peak Tornado Activity Comes Two Weeks Earlier Than In The 1950sThe busiest day of tornado season is now May 19th, as opposed to May 26th back in the 1950s.
'More Than Half Of The Town Is Gone': Deadly Dual Tornadoes Level Neb. TownResidents 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.
Nixon Announces Plans for 5 More Tornado Safe RoomsGov. Jay Nixon was in Troy Monday to announce that community safe rooms will be built at schools in Lincoln, St. Charles, Stoddard, Texas and Webster counties.