Tag Archives: Weather

May 2019 Makes History as Third Wettest Period in State History

Most folks won’t need to read the newspaper to learn that this past month of May was pretty wet. However, University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan recently announced that statewide, May 2019 was the third wettest month on record in the Show-Me State, and the wettest May in the 125-year record keeping by the […]

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 […]

Severe Storms Strike Scotland County, Cause One Serious Injury

After a month of hot, dry weather, Mother Nature turned ugly not once, but twice in Scotland County in a roughly 48-hour period. The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed a tornado touched down briefly in Scotland County on Tuesday, June 26th at approximately 3:30 p.m. The funnel cloud appeared just north of the Memphis city […]

Hot, Dry Weather Spells Trouble For Soybean, Corn

by Linda Geist Missouri’s record-breaking May heat and lack of precipitation set the stage for two unusual conditions in the state’s top cash crops—soybean and corn, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold. He urges farmers to look for rootless corn syndrome and heat canker in soybean, conditions that result from drought and heat […]

Severe Weather Awareness Week, Statewide Tornado Drill Help Missourians Prepare for Deadly Severe Weather Threats

In 2017, Missourians were reminded once again of the deadly, unforgiving force of severe weather. The state suffered its first tornado death in five years; with nine flooding fatalities, Missouri also experienced its second deadliest year for flooding in almost a decade. Beginning April 28, 2017, Missouri was hit by up to 12 inches of […]

Winter Rules

Howdy y’all. Ben here, with yet another field report, churned out between the sundry tasks on my list. Where did I put that list anyway? Finding it is probably going to involve a walk in the cold somewhere. That’s my thing that I do in winter. I walk around in the cold. I slept in […]

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 […]

Dry June Has Scotland County on Brink of Drought Designation

Crops need rain and lower temperatures soon for relief. Most crops are “just a few days away from difficult times,” says University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Bill Wiebold. “We can go from ‘not so bad’ to ‘pretty bad’ quickly,” Wiebold says. Crops need up to 1-2.2 inches of rain weekly to grow well. In […]

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 […]