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Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring

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After a bone-chilling cold spell, an early spring is on the way if Punxsutawney Phil is correct. The famous groundhog did not see his shadow on Friday morning, making a rare prediction ...

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Snow this weekend? Ask El Nino

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Missourians and Kansans who are enjoying pleasant fall weather also are keeping an eye on what the coming winter may have in store. Local weather forecasters are saying the region could see ...

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“The B-R-R is back”: Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts cold, snowy winter for Missouri and Kansas

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Missourians and Kansans weary of the hot summer can brace for a cold, snowy winter. The latest edition of “The Old Farmer’s Almanac” predicts cold temperatures and widespread snow for Great Plains ...

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Ongoing drought makes fireworks safety extra important

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More than 93 percent of Missouri is facing drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. State Fire Marshal Tim Bean urges extra caution when celebrating Independence Day with fireworks under these ...

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State, local officials advise caution during current heatwave

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The predicted heatwave for the Kansas City area arrived right on schedule. “Predictable is preventable, and this is a situation that is very predictable the next few days.” assistant Kansas City Fire ...

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Smoke from Canadian fires blankets cities

In an apocalyptic scene, New York and other major Northeastern cities are shrouded in heavy smoke from Canadian wildfires. Meteorologists say wildfire smoke blanketing the Midwest and Northeastern US is the worst ...

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Plan ahead for weather by preparing emergency kit for car

Dozens of people died during the record snowfall in western New York last week. Although the risk may not be as great in the Kansas City area, preparing for bad weather is ...

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Kansas City will enjoy rare white Christmas this week

With snow on the ground and Arctic temperatures sweeping south, Kansas City will enjoy a white Christmas this week. It is fairly unusual because Kansas City has only had a white Christmas ...

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As temps plummet, local shelters activate emergency mode

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The Kansas City region hasn’t been this cold in December since 1989. It’s putting a strain on homeless shelters as individuals and families seek warmth. The National Weather Service office in Pleasant ...

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Hurricane Ian sets sights on S. Carolina after devastating Florida coast

Hurricane Ian is expected to make landfall on South Carolina’s coast Friday after the megastorm caused catastrophic damage in Florida and left people trapped in their homes. National Guard troops are being positioned in ...

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‘Israel Uncharted!’ Aug. 15 features special speakers from Israel

Israel Uncharted! is the free yearly special speaker series from Metro Voice. Israel “is the earthly crossroads of all that has unfolded, determining the affairs of peoples and nations since time began,” ...

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12 inches and counting as rain deluges St. Louis region

Large swaths of St. Louis remain under water after historic rainfall fell through Tuesday morning. Emergency officials are concerned that additional rain forecast for Wednesday will cause additional flooding. The rain broke ...

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The real climate crisis: A look at Kansas City in 1936

Daniel Fahrenheit invented the thermometer in 1709. So, before that the nature of temperature was a hot or cold day. It is said that on the hottest day in Germany, the temperature ...

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Thousands of cattle die as heat wave continues across region

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Record heat across Missouri and Kansas may contribute to already soaring meat prices. As many as 10,000 cattle already have died in Kansas because of high temperatures. One shocking video posted to ...

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Officials confirm tornado outbreak on Wednesday morning

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The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has now determined that a tornado outbreak occurred as four twisters ripped through the Kansas City metro early Wednesday morning. The assessment comes as officials ...

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22 tourists freeze to death on Pakistan highway during mega snowstorm

At least 22 people have died while being stuck in their vehicles as a heavy snowstorm thronged the mountain resort town of Murree in northern Pakistan, officials confirmed on Saturday. Ten children were among the ...

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Samaritan’s Purse among those deploying to tornado ravaged areas

Christian relief agencies are pouring into six states devastated by a historic tornado outbreak that hit Friday night into Saturday morning. Samaritan’s Purse is already on the ground with relief trucks and volunteers. ...

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Kansas, Missouri team up on national security issues

The states of Missouri and Kansas are teaming up on an initiative to raise awareness of national security operations in the Midwest. The National Security Crossroads is a branding effort to draw ...

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Shelter KC helps homeless as temperatures soar

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Shelter KC is partnering with local churches as temperatures across the region reach 100 this week. The organization is in need of donated bags that include bottled water, reusable water bottles, sunscreen, ...

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Where do birds go when it’s cold?

Ever wonder where birds go when it’s freezing cold, or rainy or even storm? That’s a question many bird lovers ask.  Bird Cams project leader Charles Eldermire provided an interesting look at ...

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Laura growing to CAT 4 hurricane, will hit Wednesday night

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The Gulf Coast of the United States is rapidly prepping for hurricane Laura which is “rapidly intensifying” over the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday morning.  It is expected to become a Category 4 ...

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United Airlines blames climate change for bad ranking

The Wall Street Journal released today a list of the nation’s nine best performing airlines (See the rankings below). This is the 12th year of the Middle Seat Scorecard ranking of nine ...

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Hurricane Dorian has so far only deluged media with hype, not rain

The nation’s weather forecasters, possibly egged on by an overly excited media, may have gotten it wrong –  again.  Hurricane Dorian’s forecast track changed on Saturday, just hours after forecasters were 100% ...

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Flood waters rise as more rain expected across Missouri

Rain is expected across Missouri the next 10 days just as rivers are cresting along the eastern side of the state. Rivers and lakes continued to fill and crest, breaking years of ...

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Area beaches closed because of flooding

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Forget the local beaches, at least for a while. Summer plans for a day at area lakes may need to take a rain check as beaches at Blue Springs Lake, Longview Lake ...

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