7 dead in Mexico maternity hospital blast

Four children are among the seven deaths confirmed so far after a natural gas explosion rocked a maternity hospital on the outskirts of Mexico City on Thursday morning.

There are fears that more babies and adults may be trapped in the debris of the h...


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2014-2015 ABC 17 Stormtrack Winter Forecast

2014-2015 ABC 17 Stormtrack Winter Forecast

Mid-Missouri has already been hit by a blast of arctic air earlier this season, which we think will occur
often this winter.
Some of the factors we took into account in making the winter forecast include the autumn snow pack in Siberia, developing a weak El Nino and a blocking weather pattern.

Forecasting winter precipitation types

Forecasting winter precipitation types in Mid-Missouri

Forecasting wintry weather in Mid-Missouri can be tricky, because we're located in the mid-latitudes, meaning the freezing line tends to wobble right over us.

Winterizing your car safe driving tips for winter weather

Driving tips, prepping your car for winter

An important step in staying safe this winter season is to winterize your vehicle. There are multiple items that should be checked every year.

Recap 2013-2014 winter season yearly averages

Recap: Winter 2013-2014

ABC 17 Stormtrack took a look at the past 10 past winters and compared the temperatures and snowfall to what is typical. Last year we picked up 18" of snow, which average for a winter in Mid-Missouri. But, we remember the frigid temperatures that made the winter of 2013-2014 the 7th coldest on record!

Mid-Missouri winter weather preparation in progress

Columbia and Jefferson City winter weather preparation in progress

With the first snow of the season possible this weekend, the cities of Columbia and Jefferson City are preparing for winter-like weather conditions and snow removal. 

There are currently no severe weather alerts.

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Anatomy of a tornado

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Winter storm

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Flood waters over street signs

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Find out all that you need to know about flooding.