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NINE SNOW DAYS AND COUNTING – Weather Taking Toll on School Calendar

Freezing rain, snow and frigid temperatures took turns harassing Scotland County last week, resulting in numerous closings and cancellations. Unfortunately more is being forecasted for this week. Scotland County R-I School district was hit the hardest. The week started off with a two-hour delay on Monday morning and never got going after that, as classes […]

Scotland County Buried (Temporarily) by 12 Inches of Snow

Despite recording an estimated 10 to 12 inches of snow Friday night and Saturday, Scotland County was back to business Monday morning. Ball games were canceled Friday night and the school also postponed Saturday events and few Sunday morning church services were canceled, but by and large the region emerged from the weekend storm relatively […]

Cooler Temperatures Expected This Winter: Expected Snowfall Between 15 and 20 Inches 

Temperatures have started to cool and coats and sweatshirts have been pulled out of the closets. Tony Lupo, University of Missouri professor of atmospheric science, said those coats could get a lot of use this winter, as it could be a tad cooler than the average. “I’m thinking it’s going to be a little colder […]

Hannibal Man Injured in Crash on Highway 136

Monday’s inclement weather was blamed for at least one accident in Scotland County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a Hannibal man was injured in a two-car crash on Highway 136 at 11:10 a.m. on December 28th. Jesse R. Lochman, 22, was westbound on Highway 136 four miles east of Arbela in a 1999 […]

Missouri Isn’t the Best Place for a White Christmas

COLUMBIA – For many, the dulcet tones of Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” evoke visions of snowmen and bright, red sleds, but for most of Missouri a white Christmas is usually a wish unfulfilled. “Climatology indicates there’s about a 30 percent chance of a white Christmas across the northern border counties. It’s about a 20 […]

Winter Storm Bucks Trend, Brings White Christmas to Region

  Barring a last-second, un-forecasted heat wave, Scotland County will be celebrating a white Christmas, thanks to a snow storm that unofficially dropped five inches of snow across the region on Saturday night and Sunday morning. The official definition of a white Christmas is an inch or more of snow on the ground on Christmas […]

National Weather Service Issues Hazardous Weather Warning

Strong northwest winds gusting up to 40 mph on Tuesday kicked off a winter storm outlook posted by the National Weather Service’s Quad Cities office on February 19th. A hazardous weather outlook was issued for northeast Missouri, southeast and east central Iowa and most of Illinois. The brisk northwest winds combined with dropping temperatures were […]

White(Out) Christmas

Irving Berlin wrote the song and Bing Crosby made it famous, reminiscing about an old fashioned holiday setting in White Christmas. The weather forecast heading into December 25th had everybody dreaming of just that. Unfortunately as the snow finally arrived Thursday morning, it was accompanied by winds whipping at higher than 50 miles an hour […]

Winter Storm Forecast May Buck the Recent Trend of a Non-White Christmas

Mention Christmas, and images of Santa, stockings and the nativity scene come to mind. For most folks that don’t call the tropics home, snow is also a common denominator as most people are perfectly content with a little bit of precipitation to make for a “White Christmas”. Scotland County has only witnessed a few scattered […]