The polar vortex is coming, but this winter, it may miss St. Louis.
Accuweather "Cold" is better than "polar vortex cold."
The U.S. winter forecast from Accuweather stirred up some national headlines this week by predicting that a winter like last year's, complete with extremely low temps and high snowfall, is likely in some parts of America -- but not so much in the Midwest.More »
After years of hunting for the perfect shot, a St. Louis photographer took an electrifying video of the Gateway Arch getting struck by lightning last Wednesday.
Photo courtesy of the Gateway Arch The Gateway Arch is struck by lightning several times a year, but there's never been any problems.
Dan Robinson, the guy who caught the Arch's most recent encounter with lightning on film, was on a business trip in West Virginia as he monitored storms in St. Louis. He noticed the storms were "very lightning active," so when he saw one on its way to St. Louis, he packed it in early and headed for home.
Using a high-definition video camera, Robinson set up shop on Memorial Drive and waited, literally, for lightning to strike, though he didn't expect it would be twice.More »
If only the polar vortex came every summer -- and never in the winter.
Foolish Cross via Flickr Now this is how you spend a summer polar vortex, St. Louis.
After a demoralizing and brutal winter under the icy thumb of the polar vortex, St. Louis is feeling a similar weather pattern that's capping summer temperatures at a pleasant 80 degrees.
It's not exactly a polar vortex, because the air mass cooling us off is coming from western Canada, not directly from the arctic, meteorologists tell the Associated Press. But with temperatures this nice, who cares?
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In honor of the season's uncharacteristically lovely weather, Daily RFT whipped up ten outdoor activities -- the kind that St. Louisans endure in the dog days of summer but that are so much more fun without sweat rags and dehydration.
Here are our suggestions for the best way to enjoy this week's "polar vortex":More »
Well, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tried to give us a heads up that the storm could be a real dick.
So far, this spring is shaping up to have as much extreme weather as the frozen winter St. Louis just survived.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt Three cars were stranded after heavy rains Wednesday. No injuries were reported.
We don't want to jinx anything, but it sure is starting to feel like spring in St. Louis.
Paul Sableman on Flickr It's finally warm and dry enough to get a car wash!
After a winter full of polar vortices, frost quakes and far too many snow days, St. Louisans are itching to feel the sun on their skin -- and to get those salt stains off their cars.
Last week's snow storm killed two Missourians in car crashes and left thousands across the state stranded and in need of help, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.
Rich Moffitt Missouri Highway Patrol says crashes increased ten-fold during last week's storm.
Troopers responded to 1,054 crashes -- including 96 injuries and two fatalities -- across Missouri during the storm on February 4 and 5, the highway patrol says. On a typical day, there are only about 100 crashes.More »
To prevent an uproar from residents who couldn't make it out of their neighborhoods on unplowed, untreated streets weeks ago, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay posted his plan for clearing the latest snow.