Schools cancel class, businesses close up early.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
We've been hoping forecasters would back off that prediction for a large spring snowfall, but they haven't.
Our hopes for a change of heart among weather forecasters have been dashed. The National Weather Service and local meteorologists are still calling for a massive winter storm to sweep over the St. Louis metro area overnight tonight. Glenn Zimmerman, meteorologist for Patch news partner FOX2, says rain should start tonight in the area at about 9 or 10 p.m., changing into snow sometime Sunday morning. He said the heaviest bursts of snowfall may be from around noon to 2 p.m. That forecast differs only slight from the storm alert from the National Weather Service: Rain will overspread the area Saturday evening. The rain is expected to mix with and change over to snow late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Snow, heavy at times, should …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The city of O'Fallon reminding residents to remove parked cars from streets immediately for snow plows.
With Thursday's winter storm, O’Fallon residents are being asked to not park on city streets. Under city ordinance, no vehicle may be parked on any O’Fallon street. Cars that are not moved may be towed at the owners’ expense in order to allow snow removal crews to work safely and clear O’Fallon’s roads as quickly as possible. This restriction will remain in effect until an announcement is made by the city.
Add the hills to our map of O'Fallon and share your favorite sledding photos.
Where are the best places to sled in O'Fallon? Civic Park has been lauded as one of the top places to glide down on a sled of any size, but we bet there are a few hidden gems out there. We've created this interactive map, and we hope you'll add to it! We'd like to know about the best places to go sledding around town. View the map on Google here. To add an address, you must be logged into a Google account. (1) View the map on Google (2) Hit the "edit" button (3) Click the blue "add a placemark" icon (4) Click on the location on the map you'd like to add (5) Add a title (e.g. the address) (6) Hit "OK" -- you're done! If you'd rather leave the address in the comments below, that's fine too. We'll plug the details into the map.
O'Fallon's trash schedule is still on for today. Meanwhile, the Renaud Center is open, but it has canceled its classes.
As Thursday's winter storm continues pelting the O'Fallon-area with sleet and snow, O'Fallon officials are doing their best to answer questions coming in to City Hall. City Hall is open despite the weather. The Renaud Spirit Center will be open but all classes and programs have been canceled for Thursday. Snow crews are working to clear and salt streets. And the City of O'Fallon is reminding residents to not park their cars on the street. Trash and recycling pickups for Thursday are still on schedule today. We have extra crews out to collect trash as quickly as possible. O'Fallon is also offering residents a live blog with updates during the snow storm. To read the blog, visit this address: www.ofallon.mo.us/news. Patch will post …
Tracking this winter weather in St. Louis? Use #stlwx on Instagram to add your photos to our gallery!
Patch is right there with you in this winter storm in St. Louis. Share your Instagram photos and add to our gallery here by using #stlwx in your comments on the app! Holler with places to avoid, precipitation updates and cancellations to help out your neighbors, too. Snap your snow day, your view, your car covered in snow -- get creative! But most of all, be safe out there and check in with your Patch for updates. Follow these St. Louis Patch sites on Instagram:
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The St. Louis area is expected to get anywhere from 1-6 inches of snow and freezing rain when a major storm moves through the area Thursday.
With a severe winter storm warning now in effect for all of St. Louis, it's important to be prepared in case of an emergency situation, particularly a loss of power. Up to 6 inches of snow and freezing rain is expected for the metro area, so here are five resources that can come in handy when the storm hits Thursday morning. Batteries Plus in St. Louis provided the following recommendations of items for consumers to have on hand in the event of a power outage. Batteries Plus has locations in Creve Coeur, Chesterfield, Ballwin, Florissant, St. Peters, South County and in Fairview Heights, Ill.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Large snow flakes fell across the St. Louis area Tuesday. MoDOT officials are warning drivers to use caution as they head home Tuesday evening.
The Missouri Department of Transportation said road crews took to the streets around the St. Louis area Tuesday treating roads with salt and chemicals and plowing as needed. MoDOT officials are warning drivers to use caution as they head home Tuesday evening, especially on ramps and bridges. The National Weather Service reports there could be accumulation of up to one inch of snow in some parts of the St. Louis area Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of around 20 degrees and light wind is also in the forecast. According to KMOV.com, several areas received at least a half-inch of accumulation as the narrow band of snow hit St. Louis and St. Charles counties beginning late morning. The snow stopped by mid afternoon. For more…
Monday, December 31, 2012
Forecasters are predicting 1-4 inches of snow, which may make New Year's Eve driving conditions hazardous.
Do your New Year's Eve plans include travel? If so, don't be caught off guard! A winter weather advisory has been issued for the entire St. Louis area through 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters are predicting between 1-4 inches of snow. The snow is expected to begin in the morning and continue through late Monday night. For continuous updates, check the National Weather Service's Severe Weather Summary Page. The snow may mix with freezing rain at times this afternoon and tonight. To keep up with the latest travel conditions, visit the Missouri Department of Transportation's Travel Information Map. Editor's note: This story was updated at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
MoDOT is alerting drivers not to be alarmed if they see snow plows on the roads Wednesday. Severe weather is not on the way, MoDOT is performing a winter weather drill.
The Missouri Department of Transportation warns drivers they may see snow plows on the roads Wednesday. It's part of a statewide snow drill taking place throughout the day, MoDOT stated in a news release. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) MoDOT officials said they began preparing for the area's first winter storm months ago. In rural areas, crews will take to the streets after 8 a.m. and in urban areas, the drill will begin after 9 a.m., according to MoDOT. As a response to a simulated snowfall event, trucks with snowplows and spreaders will deploy across state routes during the drill that is set to take approximately six hours. "We have a detailed plan and our trucks drive set routes that allow us to work …