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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Local meteorologists are predicting one to three inches will hit the St. Louis area, beginning overnight.
According to local meteorologists, one to three inches of snow may fall across the St. Louis area by Thursday evening. KSDK is reporting snowfall will begin overnight and by sunrise approximately an inch will have fallen. KMOV reports that freezing temperatures are coming along with the snow. Temps around 20 degrees are reportedly expected Thursday, down from Wednesdays temperatures in the 50s. Gusting winds are expected to accompany the cold and snow, which KMOV reports will taper off around noon Thursday with flurries possible in the afternoon. Check back with Patch for updates on how road crews are handling the predicted snow.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Think now about the touches you can add to your yard to liven up the winter landscape.
Winter came to us again last Friday. Fortunately it was only for a day. I decided to drive around and see what caught my attention and noticed a wonderful and colorful front door belonging to Nan and Gene. Isn’t this a welcoming sight on a gray winter day? The red Amarylis and green ferns are very striking against the blue door which caused me to come to a screeching halt to take a closer look. Wintertime shows the twisty branches of the shrub called Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick, Corylus avelana ‘Contorta’. In the summer, these twisty branches hardly show up under the foliage, so they really put on a show when snow is on the ground. As you look past this shrub you can see the stone path that leads your eye to a whimsical statue of two …
Sunday, February 27, 2011
We had a glimpse of spring before winter snow took over again, but that wasn't all that went on this week!
On Monday, Patch released an article with information about the CyberKnife System that can treat tumors that were previously inoperable. The Advice around the Garden column offerd advice on how to properly prune a tree to keep it healthy. Updates came out from the Lake Saint Louis/Dardenne Prairire Chamber, which is partnering to offer vacation packages. On Tuesday, there was a live blog from the public work session and Board of Alderman meeting. News from the Lake Saint Louis Ski Club came out on Wednesday. Ameren's rate hike request hit a sour note as residents spoke out against the rising costs. New information from the US Census showed that Lake Saint Louis saw 43% growth since the 2000 Census. Raeanne Paynes was this week's Whiz Kid, …
It's been a hard winter, and even harder now that we're teased with near-70 temps between bouts of snow and ice.
More snow, more gray — whatcha gonna do? This is getting to be my theme song this winter. This morning I woke up feeling like St. Louis is truly having the worst winter ever! Having grown so used to this weather, the kids hardly even noticed the yard was white again this morning. We may have grown very tired of this winter, but today I decided that our so-called "bad'" weather is all relative. Being from Cleveland, my husband still likes to read the Cleveland paper online, which from time to time he'll share with me. This afternoon, he sent me a video of the weather conditions there, with the subject line reading, "Miss Cleveland??" I watched the video of a winter storm that hit the area. I witnessed lots (and lots) of blowing and …
Friday, February 25, 2011
Just days after we were enjoying 70-degree temps, Mother Nature decided to throw some winter back in our faces.
The area was hit with a wet, sticky snow overnight. As unwelcome as the white stuff was, you couldn't help but appreciate the Winter Wonderland landscape it left behind. These scenes were photographed in Founders Park.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
If you're heading out from Lake Saint Louis, keep in mind that road conditions are still dangerous.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol continues to discourage travel Wednesday citing "treacherous" road conditions. Troopers said the freezing rain, sleet, heavy snow, wind, and bitterly cold temperatures has made driving treacherous and dangerous and all highways and interstates continue to be snow covered. The Missouri Department of Transportation reports Interstate 70 from Wentzville to Kansas City re-opened Wednesday morning, but said most area interstates are still snow and ice covered while Interstate 44, at the Missouri/Oklahoma state line remains closed. MoDOT's website stressed the importance of remaining cautious. "The Missouri State Highway Patrol and MoDOT want to emphasize to the public that parts of I-70 are still snow …
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?
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Closings around the area caused by what may be the worst winter storm since '82.
WEDNESDAY UPDATES: Lake Saint Louis City Hall is open today. No trash service today. Service should resume tomorrow if road conditions allow. If you need more information, contact Christian Environmental Services. Wentzville Schools have announced that they will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 2. KSDK reported that Schnuck's stores in the area will close at 8 p.m. They will try to re-open tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. MoDot reported through Twitter that I-70 is closed from Wentzville to Kansas City, and urged motorists to stop and take shelter for the the night. County Executive Steve Ehlmann declared a state of emergency for St. Charles County, which makes the county eligible for state services and equipment and help from the National Guard. STL…
The damage may not come from the winter storm, but surprisingly — from you.
I hope you are inside today looking out the window enjoying the beauty that the ice creates on the trees and bushes. Oh, is that branch hanging a lot lower than it was yesterday? It looks very heavy from the ice and fresh falling snow. Do you think it is bending too much that it will snap off? The thing NOT to do is to get out there and try to break off the ice and snow to get the weight off the branches. Doing this will surely damage the branches by either actually breaking them, tearing them so that they are hanging or knocking off the buds that are already developed for next springs growth. The best thing to do is leave them alone. If the tree is strong it will recover when the temperature warms and the ice melts. A few years ago when …