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Missouri to Hold Statewide Severe Weather Test Today

The weather in March is quite unpredictable. One thing for sure is Springtime can provide some very strong storms including tornadoes in the Midwest. With that in mind, Missouri will hold their state-wide severe weather test this afternoon.

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Jeff Swensen, Getty Images
Jeff Swensen, Getty Images

Please Phil, Don’t See Your Shadow!

Here it is February, and winter is grinding on. Will we have 6 more weeks of winter or less? Unfortunately, the answer lies with a furry little rodent in Pennsylvania named Phil

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Thomas Cooper, Getty Images
Thomas Cooper, Getty Images

Today Marks the 5th Anniversary of The Blizzard of 2011

Having watched the people of East Coast trying to dig out of their massive snowfall recently, it reminded me of 5 years ago today when one of the biggest snowfalls, known as the Blizzard of 2011, hit this area.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Big Snow Can Mean Big Bucks for Young People

As a kid, my brother and I made quite a bit of money on snow storms like they had last week on the east coast. We would go door to door and ask homeowners if they would like for us to shovel their driveway or sidewalk.

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Log Cabin, Quincy Society of Fine Arts
Log Cabin, Quincy Society of Fine Arts

Think You’re Cold, How Did the Pioneers Do It?

It's funny how it feels colder outside when the temperature is near 30 than when it is 8 or 9 degrees out. Such is the case for me today.  Even your house or workplace feels colder. Despite the fact that you live in a insulated house with your sealed windows to keep the cold air out your house, it was still chilly.

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Watch Man’s Epic Slip-Slidin’ Ice Adventure Taking Out Garbage

Taking out the trash is one of the easiest household chores there is. Or is it?

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Michael Williams, Getty Images
Michael Williams, Getty Images

Road Condition Hotlines & Websites for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa

With winter weather bearing down on us, travelers will be under the gun to navigate safely.  With that in mind, here are the important numbers and sites you may want to check for road conditions in the Tri-State area.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

It is Not Legally Smart to Shovel Your Sidewalk

I was having a conversation with a friend recently about some of the crazy laws this country has and I recalled a story another friend told me last year regarding snow covered sidewalks. We were trying to walk on an icy sidewalk of a local restaurant last winter and I wondered why wouldn't the owner clean the snow off the sidewalk? I thought, "wouldn't a clean sidewalk be better for his customers?" As an owner you sure wouldn't want a customer to slip on their property. With that said, you will be amazed as why you should leave the snow on the sidewalk.  

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Why Do Airplanes Leave Vapor Trails Behind? Here’s Your Answer

Maybe it's because the skies are more colorful, but it seems like there are quite a few airplanes flying over our heads these days. They are very easy to see thanks to the vapor trails that they leave behind in the sky.

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Sam Greenwood, Getty Images
Sam Greenwood, Getty Images

Old Wives’ Tales Can Predict Our Winter Ahead

Now that summer is over and fall is officially here I thought it just might be time to review some of the old wives' tales of the many signs of fall and just what they mean.

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