As temperatures drop, the threat for all modes of winter weather including sleet, snow and freezing rain will increase over the coming months. This week’s Weather Wise segment dives into the science behind three primary types of frozen precipitation.
Dry conditions during the past few months have fueled fire concerns across the central Plains, but some days prove to be more dangerous than others. This week's Weather Wise segment takes a closer look at the methodology behind fire weather forecasting.
This winter, temperatures and precipitation across the U.S. will be influenced by La Niña, a large-scale weather pattern linked to sea surface temperatures. Learn more about how La Niña could affect our winter in this week’s Weather Wise segment.
It’s no secret that braving winters in Northwest Missouri is a challenge, especially for the homeless population. That’s why several St. Joseph agencies are working to make the frigid cold more manageable for those in need.
While sufficient rainfall this summer made for favorable growing conditions across much of Northwest Missouri, things recently have taken a turn for the drier side. Hear from a local agronomist on how the dry conditions are affecting late-season crops in this week’s Weather Wise segment.
As we head into October, signs of fall are becoming more apparent across Northwest Missouri. Despite the shorter days and cooler nights, this year’s growing season has yet to meet its official end, marked by the first frost. This week’s Weather Wise takes a closer look at how to prepare for …
With the Atlantic hurricane season in full force tropical systems such Hurricane Ian are making national headlines, but how do these forces of nature impact the Midwest? This week’s Weather Wise segment dives into the climatology of Gulf Coast hurricanes and their far reaching impacts.
Although fall is right around the corner, stubborn summer heat has been slow to subside over the past month. This week's Weather Wise segment takes a closer look at the local climatology behind these hot September days.
Weather is influenced by a variety of factors, including terrain. The unique geography of the Missouri River Valley regularly plays a role in local temperatures here in St. Joseph. Learn more about the local temperature anomaly in this week's Weather Wise segment.
The Farmer's Almanac is one of the oldest sources for long-term weather forecasts. How do they come up with these predictions so far in advance? Check out this week’s Weather Wise segment for a closer look at the methodology and accuracy of the famed Farmer’s Almanac.
Urban population centers, such as nearby Kansas City, have grown considerably during the past century. So has their effect on local climates. This week’s Weather Wise dives into the "Urban Heat Island" effect that is warming cities across the country.
While August is often one of the hotter months of the year here in northern Missouri, a few subtle changes start to take place hinting at the death of summer and the beginning of fall. Learn more about these changes and why they happen in this week's Weather Wise.
After a much anticipated winter storm was forecast to bring accumulating snow and ice to portions of Northwest Missouri on Thursday morning, only trace amounts of snow fell in the St. Joseph area, while other locations saw no snow at all.