Monday, June 18, 2012
Wentzville firefighters think lightning from a Saturday evening storm caused a house fire.
Firefighters suspect a lightning strike is to blame for a fire in Wentzville Saturday night. A heavy storm brought welcome relief to parched farm fields and browning lawn Saturday. But it brought intense lightning that is being blamed for several damaging fires, Fox2 News reports.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Winter storm could drop four inches of snow before it leaves the area Monday night.
All after-school activities in the Wentzville School District have been canceled for Monday because of inclement weather, school officials announced. A winter storm entered the Wentzville area Monday morning and is expected to drop two to four inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service has the bi-state area, including Wentzville, under a winter weather advisory. The forecast is calling for one to two inches Monday morning and another inch or two later this evening. The heaviest amount of precipitation expected during the afternoon. According to the school district's activities website, canceled events include: At this point, school is still on for Tuesday. According to the district's website, …
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Readers say they’ve seen much good from people following the devastating Good Friday tornado in St. Louis County.
Welcome to this week's edition of “Comments from Patchland,” a peek at some of the highlights from your feedback on our sites. Today's selection touches on topics including cleanup efforts following the devastating Good Friday tornadoes, a proposed Sam’s Club and urban chickens. Care to chime in? Click the link for a headline and add your comments on the topic. Writer thanks linemen, tree trimmers, police, rescue workers for storm response Less Than One Percent of St. Louis County Homes Still Without Power “Huge thanks to Ameren, KCP&L and every other lineman who left his family on Easter weekend to come and help us out of this huge mess. When I looked around on Saturday morning, I knew it would be several days before we would have power, …
Monday, April 25, 2011
A look at Patch's coverage of the weekend storms.
This past weekend, St. Charles and St. Louis County were hit hard by storms and tornados. Here's a look at the Wentzville Patch's coverage. We want to know what you are doing. Is your church or club volunteering locally to assist those impacted by the storm. Let us know. Send your stories to Maggie.Rotermund@patch.com.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
After a busy week, a devastating storm closed Lambert airport before the holiday weekend.
Mom's Talk Round-Up weighed in on Monday on keeping up with your kids, from balancing schedules, summer camps, and the bad lyric songs they listen to. Aldermen-elect took their oath of office during the Monday night meeting. A St. Charles County council member is pushing for an ordinance so that the county can have tighter control over cell tower locations, specifically in scenic or historic places. In Mom's Talk, a mother asks if it's all right for her daughter to miss school days for a long vacation. In a letter to the editor, Alderman George Rich highlights the April 18th work session. A class is being offered on April 30th to train people in spotting severe weather, and about safety during storms. With flashlights and easter baskets, …
Saturday, April 23, 2011
A powerful storm pounded St. Louis Lambert International Airport on Friday evening.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is closed until further notice, after an apparent tornado caused major damage and injuries on Friday evening. At a news conference at the airport on Friday night, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said the airport was hit by a severe storm with heavy winds and that there was a sighting of a tornado, but that had not been confirmed. "That storm caused significant damage to the airport, specifically to Terminal One, where most of the damage occurred," Slay said. Power was out to the airport Friday night and four people were transferred to the hospital with minor injuries, the mayor said. Lambert Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge said Concourse C experienced extensive damage. She said most of the windows in …
Saturday, February 26, 2011
A roundup of St. Louis news headlines for Monday.
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Sunday, February 6, 2011
A little bit more than just snow happened in Lake Saint Louis this week.
Monday was filled with snow-related news, from the Wentzville R-IV School District releasing students early, to local garbage trucks being sent into ditches by treacherous ice and snow, and warnings from weather services about a "Perfect Storm" with thunder snow and power outages. We were given five important phone numbers incase of snow emergencies on Tuesday. MoDOT urged people to stay home during the storm that had been predicted to drop as much as a foot of snow on the area, but left some areas suffering more from sleet and freezing rain. Peggy Bahrmasel gave tips on how to prevent ice damage to trees in her Advice Around The Garden Column. With ice-packed roads and single-digit temperatures, more closings occured on Tuesday around the…
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Add photos of your Lake Saint Louis neighborhood!
Stuck at home, I decided to track the developing storm with a series of pictures off my back deck. From the freezing rain Monday to sleet to heavy snow, the storm progressed until the last few flakes this morning — and now, brief glimpses of sunshine Wednesday morning! Please upload pictures of your neighborhood! How did you fare in the storm?
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Both MoDOT and Lake Saint Louis road crews are ready and waiting.
With another bout of icy temperatures and precipitation scheduled to roll through the St. Louis area Wednesday night, the Missouri Department of Transportation is working hard to keep motorists safe on the road. “Crews will monitor the roads for slick areas, especially on bridges and ramps,” she said. “Even though they will be treating these areas with salt, motorists are advised to slow down and be cautious.” Snow accumulation is forecast to hit the area Wednesday evening and continue through Thursday’s morning rush-hour commute. The National Weather Service was forecasting the heaviest snow accumulation of 6 to 7 inches along the interstate 70 corridor from Columbia to St. Louis. “Thursday morning might be very slick and messy,” …