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Winter Weather Awareness Day encourages families to prepare for winter storms

Emergency kits should be adjusted with cold temperatures, snow and ice in mind
JEFFERSON CITY – As cold temperatures return to Missouri, it is important that families begin to plan for the threat of severe winter storms and the dangers these storms can bring.

Leslie man works to assist in Long Island, New York after Super Storm Sandy

Photos courtesy Nole Winistoerfer

Long Island, NY
- Nelson Tree Services of St. Louis, Mo sent workers to assist in storm ravaged New York after "Super Storm Sandy" took its toll. Nole Winistoerfer of Leslie, Mo. left with the company on Oct. 31, and tells us that at this point, they are unsure of when they will be released to come home.

Ameren sending crews, support personnel in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy restoration efforts

Ameren companies will send more than 100 employees and release 100 contractors to south New England as the region prepares for the potential aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Winter will be Mild, but Drought’s Effects will Persist

COLUMBIA, Mo. — While some rain has hit the parched earth, the central United States is still suffering from the severe drought this past summer.



Strong storms predicted for Wednesday afternoon

St. Louis - The National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo. is calling for hazardous weather for portions of eastern and central Missouri as well as west central and southwest Illinois today and tonight.

Eye catching photo from Thursday's thunderstorms

Photo by Lois Aichholz.

Thursday’s thunderstorms generated  breathtaking sights.

Lois Aichholz sent this photo that he took Thursday afternoon from Oakwood Farm on Kaiser Hill Rd, between E and 100.

New Haven has their own weather station

There are two devices attached to the siren located behind the old fire house.  Note they have been circled for your convenience.  There is an anemometer on the top and the second device measures a large amount of additional weather data.
By Kyle Quick

New Haven, Mo. – New Haven has its own weather station that provides real-time data such as: rain fall totals, current wind speed and temperature, local forecast for New Haven, Doppler radar that's updated every minute, and much more.  This new state of the art system is for the general public to obtain the most accurate forecast for New Haven.

Meeting with Victims of Hurricane Isaac

President Barack Obama talks with a resident as he tours a neighborhood in LaPlace, La., with local and federal officials to view damage and the ongoing response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Isaac, Sept. 3, 2012. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Matt Compton, The White House - President Obama made his way to St. John's Parish in Louisiana to take in the damage from Hurricane Isaac and meet with officials responding to the disaster yesterday.

Peoples Savings Bank rain report

Rain amount Aug. 30 - Sept. 2
New Haven, Mo.
– RAIN! This is the first time in my life I have seen people smiling and in a great moods on a rainy and gloomy day.  I would guess it probably has to do with the fact we have not had rain, in what seems like a decade and yes I am being sarcastic.

Rain amounts have been slowly increasing by the hour.  At 8 a.m. the Peoples Savings Bank Rain Gage had 0.1 of an inch, at 9 a.m. we had 0.2 of an inch, as of 11 a.m. at Quick News the PSB Rain Gage shows 0.8 of an inch.

Heavy rainfall expected due to effects of Hurricane Isaac

St. Louis -
According to the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., heavy rainfall is likely this holiday weekend.

The remnants of Hurricane Isaac are forecast to move across the region over Labor Day weekend.  The rain may be heavy at times on Friday night and Saturday as the center of the Tropical system moves northeast across Missouri and Illinois.

Update on Hurricane Isaac from The White House

President Barack Obama delivers a statement to the press on Tropical Storm Isaac, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Aug. 28, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Matt Compton, The White House - Late last night, as Hurricane Isaac made landfall along the Gulf Coast, FEMA provided another update about the ongoing efforts from federal officials to respond to the storm.

Deepening drought affects forests, fish, wildlife

MDC is working with partners to address drought effects on citizens, forest, fish and wildlife.

Jim Low, JEFFERSON CITY– Everything from trees to fish are feeling the pinch of heat and drought, and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is tracking the effects of extreme summer weather and doing what it can to help people and nature.

Report: Missouri slipping further into drought despite recent rainfall

Officially at QuickNews we recorded four tenths of rain from Saturday’s storms and additional ½ inch Wed. night.

SEDALIA, Mo. — A new federal report shows the state slipping further into drought.

The latest National Drought Monitor, updated weekly, shows 93 percent of Missouri in the most severe category of drought.

Thunderstorms blast through Franklin County leaving nearly 3,000 without power

Pictured is a huge tree that fell across West Casco and onto Kaileigh Meyer's family's fence Saturday night.

Saturday night a strong line of severe thunderstorms barreled through Franklin County leaving nearly 3,000 Ameren customers without power.

NEWS BRIEF: Severe storms rip through Washington Missouri forcing fair officials to evacuate fair grounds

Washington, Mo. – Saturday night a strong batch of thunderstorms ripped through the Washington Fair grounds causing fair officials to evacuate and close the fair grounds.

Breaking News Live Reports from Washington Missouri

Pictured above is the intersection of Highway 100 and 47, where traffic lights are not functioning, due to power outage.

It rains in New Haven

New Haven, Mo. – You’re not dreaming; it really did rain last night.

Officially at Quick News as of 11 p.m. Sunday morning, New Haven had 4/10 of rain during the early morning hours.

If you are putting together a “New Born Baby Book” this would be a day you might want to make a note about.

Saturday's storms demolish barn - Strong storms sill possible Sunday night

Photo courtesy of Tim Redhage.
Barn was demolished during Saturday's storms in Union, Mo. 

New Haven, Mo - According to the National Weather Service thunderstorms are possible across most of the area tonight.  While widespread severe weather is anticipated...a few of these storms will be capable of producing large hail and damaging winds.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning has expired

5:00 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning has expired.

4:30 p.m. - Based on the latest radar image, it appears the storms are currently remaing south and east of the New Haven area. 

State officials concerned about dryness ahead of Fourth of July

File photo by Kyle Quick.
Jefferson City, Mo
- Missouri officials are urging residents to take extra precautions during the July 4 week, citing concerns over ongoing dry conditions across the state.

Gov. Jay Nixon said with continued dry conditions and record temperatures, Missourians should take special care when celebrating the holiday.

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