LATEST FORECAST COVERAGE
Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Statement as of 5:03 PM CST on March 04, 2011
Severe Thunderstorm Watch 36 remains in effect until 700 PM CST
for the following locations
. Missouri counties included are
Audrain Barry Boone
Callaway Camden Christian
Cole Dade Dallas
Dent Douglas Gasconade
Greene Hickory Howell
Jasper Laclede Lawrence
McDonald Maries Miller
Moniteau Montgomery Morgan
Newton Osage Ozark
Phelps Polk Pulaski
Shannon stone Taney
Texas Webster Wright
Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 3:57 AM CST on March 04, 2011
... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from this evening through
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* portions of Illinois and Missouri... including the following
counties... in Illinois... Bond IL... Calhoun IL... Clinton IL...
Fayette IL... Greene IL... Jersey IL... Macoupin IL... Madison
IL... Marion IL... Monroe IL... Montgomery IL... Randolph IL...
St. Clair IL and Washington IL. In Missouri... Crawford MO...
Franklin MO... Gasconade MO... Iron MO... Jefferson MO... Lincoln
MO... Madison MO... Reynolds MO... St. Charles MO... St. Francois
MO... St. Louis city MO... St. Louis MO... Ste. Genevieve MO...
Warren MO and Washington MO.
* From this evening through late tonight
* heavy rain... combined with the saturated ground from the
recent wet weather... will make flash flooding possible.
* Widespread rains from one to two inches are expected... and
isolated higher amounts will be possible. These rains will cause
water levels to rapidly rise on the smaller creeks and streams
throughout east central and southeast Missouri and southern
A Flash Flood Watch means that flash flooding is possible but not
imminent in the watch area. People in the watch area should be
aware of the possibility of heavy rainfall and flash flooding.
Check your preparedness requirements... especially if you live in
flood prone areas. Stay informed... and be ready for quick action
if flooding is observed or if a Flash Flood Warning is issued.
Local Storm Report
03/04/2011 0441 PM
3 miles W of Hermann, Gasconade County.
Hail e0.70 inch, reported by trained spotter.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 2:00 PM CST on March 4, 2011
Personnel from the National Weather Service forecast office in St.
Louis conducted a storm survey yesterday in Clinton... Madison and
Washington counties in Illinois in response to damage from the
storms on Sunday night February 27th. 3 short lived tornadoes were
discovered. One was in Madison County and the other two were in
Washington County. No significant damage was found in Clinton County.
The tornado in Madison County first touched down between
Edwardsville and Glen Carbon near the intersection of ginger creek
drive and Illinois Highway 157. There were several Cedar trees
uprooted at this location. The tornado continued east-northeast
through the ginger Creek Subdivision to the intersection of Center
Grove Road and Illinois Highway 159. This is where a metal
Industrial building sustained roof and siding damage. The tornado
also crossed the intersection of Center Grove Road and Troy Road
where a few signs of local businesses were damaged and a home depot
sustained some damage to small preconstructed sheds sitting
outside. The tornado continue east-northeast to near the
intersection of Gerber Road and governors Parkway where several
houses sustained minor roof and siding damage. The tornado
dissipated just beyond this location. The path length of this
tornado was 2.5 miles long. Most of the damage along the path was
rated EF0 with the maximum intensity rated EF1 for some tree damage
and the Industrial building damage. The maximum path width was near
The first tornado in Washington County formed just to the southwest
of Okawville. The tornado moved across the south side of town and
damaged the local grain elevator... produced some minor roof and
exterior damage to houses along the south side of east schumacher
street. The Emmanuel lutheran school also sustained some minor roof
damage. The tornado continued to the east where is produced some
additional minor roof damage and snapped a 8-10 inch diameter tree
trunk approximately 6 feet off the ground. The tornado continue
east until it damaged a house on hummingbird Road. This house
suffered an unknown amount of roof damage because it was in the
process of being repaired. There was also minor tree damage and an
outbuilding that was destroyed with the debris scattered several
hundred yards to the northeast. The tornado lifted just to the east
of this location. Path length was 2.8 miles with a maximum width of
30 yards and rated EF0.
The second tornado in Washington County started approximately 6
miles east of Okawville on Illinois Highway 177 near the Kuhl lumber
and pallet company. Minor roof and siding damage occurred to an
ongoing construction project at the Saw Mill. A few trees along a
tree line to the east of the complex were topped. The tornado
continued east where it struck a Farmstead causing considerable
damage. A 48 by 96 foot machine shed was completely destroyed with
much of the debris scattered up to almost one mile to the east.
Another outbuilding was lost at this location as well as a grain
bin. Two other barns sustained damage with one being pushed off the
foundation by several feet. The debris from the machine shed
impacted the house... garage and workshop with several missiles not
only in the ground but also into other structures. The home
sustained several broken windows from flying debris. The roof of the
home had at least five rafters damaged when an unknown heavy object
the roof... but was blown away during the storm. The tornado
continued to the east and dissipated approximately one mile from New
Minden. The path length was 2.4 miles with a maximum intensity of
EF2 due to the damage at the Farmstead. Maximum damage width was 50
... Record winter season snow at Columbia Missouri...
The meteorological winter season of 2011 includes December
2010... January and February 2011.
Record seasonal snowfall observed at the Columbia Regional Airport
totaled 45.6 inches. The previous record was 36.2 inches in 1905.
The average snow for the winter season is 14.9 inches.
Another record was set earlier in February... a record daily maximum
snowfall for the 1st of the month with 17.5 inches. The previous was
4.7 inches in 1956. The 17.5 inches is the highest daily record
snowfall for any day in the month of February.
A final note... this February 2011 will go into the record books as
the snowiest February... 23.3 inches... since record keeping began in
1890. The previous was 20.2 inches in 1993.
Statement as of 1:15 am CST on February 02, 2011
... Record daily maximum snowfall set at Columbia MO...
A record snowfall of 17.5 inch(es) was set at Columbia Missouri
regional Airport yesterday Tuesday feruary 1st. This breaks the old
record of 4.7 inches set in 1956.
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