If only the polar vortex came every summer -- and never in the winter. After a demoralizing and brutal winter under the icy thumb of the polar vortex, St. Louis is feeling a similar weather pattern that's capping summer temperatures at a pleasant 80 degrees. It's not exactly a polar vortex, becaus ... More >>
So far, this spring is shaping up to have as much extreme weather as the frozen winter St. Louis just survived.
Last week's snow storm killed two Missourians in car crashes and left thousands across the state stranded and in need of help, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. Troopers responded to 1,054 crashes -- including 96 injuries and two fatalities -- across Missouri during the storm on February 4 ... More >>
Slip on your raincoats, St. Louis. A coming storm could leave us covered in wintry white precipitation.
The destructive tornadoes last Friday damaged more than just homes in St. Louis and St. Charles counties. The Missouri Department of Conservation is now reporting that the storm caused the Missouri State Champion eastern cottonwood tree in St. Louis to topple over -- ruining the second largest tre ... More >>
The National Weather Service has released new information on the destructive storm that hit the St. Louis region last Friday -- and now says that a total of nine tornadoes reached the metro area. The most destructive EF3 tornado, which moved from St. Charles County to the city of St. Louis, travel ... More >>
In honor of the Facebook meltdown of FOX 2 Meteorologist Chris Higgins this week -- part of an angry response to his haters -- here at Daily RFT, we decided to compile some of the best recent weather broadcast debacles in the midwest for your viewing pleasure this Friday morning. From angry weath ... More >>
Yesterday, we wrote about a somewhat bizarre "open letter" rant from FOX 2 Meteorologist Chris Higgins on his Facebook page, directed at his "haters" who have apparently been attacking him for not accurately predicting the snow storm over the weekend. It included some gem quotes like, "That is an as ... More >>
If you've turned on the TV or gone on the internet today, you might know that the Eastern Seaboard is being battered by a freak hurricane, obnoxiously aptly named "Frankenstorm". Meteorologists and TV newscasters are running out of terrifying things to say about this bad boy, Hurricane Sandy, as i ... More >>
The autumn equinox and the official end of summer aren't for another week yet, but Labor Day has passed and there's a nice tinge of something in the air that might be an actual chill. Is it safe to say we've officially survived the scorching summer of 2012? No -- not "say." A better word would be "b ... More >>
A little perspective on this weekend's incoming storm, from the Weather Channel: "Look at the twenty degree difference between Thursday to Friday as a high. That is huge! We're talking about maybe needing a sweater and really, really wanting to be in the air conditioning...a bit of a stormy weekend ... More >>
Man, this summer is never going to end, is it? Past history indicates that it will eventually, but that's feeling like less of a certainty here in Missouri. Especially after a look at the latest U.S. Drought Monitor weekly report.The spate of cooler weather and actual rain offered relief through muc ... More >>
You weren't exaggerating. Last month was the most miserable July ever in St. Louis.According to the National Weather Service, the average temperature last month was 88.1, eclipsing the old average record of 87.4 set back in July 1901. Last month also had the most days (eight) with a maximum temperat ... More >>
The temperature's back up above 100 degrees, it hasn't rained in two weeks and the weather reports promise another agonizingly endless streak of sunny days. Twenty-five people in the state of Missouri, 23 of them in St. Louis, have died of heat-related illnesses, the most in 30 years. The corn crop ... More >>
Undoubtedly you're already aware of the hailstorm this weekend. If your property did not suffer any damage, then at the very least your Facebook feed was likely filled with photos of hands holding up golfball to baseball-sized rocks of ice. On one news story I saw they reported all the way up to "te ... More >>
Lambert Field weathered the storm this year -- and came out on top!We know what you're thinking: Lambert Airport is the airport of the year?! The judges must really like plywood windows!Whoa! Easy now. Those blown-out windows from the tornado last April are being replaced, thank you very much. An ... More >>
Floods, like the one that took acres of farmland along the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers this spring, will become even more common, the NRDC warns.A new report from the National Resources Defense Council predicts all sorts of holy hell triggered by climate change, and St. Louis is ... More >>
Last week's heat wave subsided yesterday, but not before taking with it St. Louis' fourth victim of the summer. The city Department of Health announced Monday that an 86-year-old woman in north St. Louis perished Saturday morning due to the heat. The victim had air-conditioner window units that w ... More >>
A lot has been made of St. Louis' high temperatures of late, with the thermometer topping out at 103 yesterday and 100 on Wednesday. But it's the daily low temperature from yesterday that's truly record-setting. According to the National Weather Service, the temperature in St. Louis yesterday -- ... More >>
pensmore.comPensmore will boast 13 bedrooms, two elevators and be damn near indestructible (so they say) once complete.The home rising up over the Ozark hills of Highlandville, Missouri, is slated to be 72,000 square feet when completed next year, making it one of the ten largest homes ever const ... More >>
Mike MezeulTo date, 132 people are confirmed dead after a horrific tornado swept through Joplin, Missouri, last Sunday.President Barack Obama and Governor Jay Nixon will be the featured speakers at a memorial service Sunday to mourn the Joplin residents who lost their lives in a deadly tornado Ma ... More >>
Courtesy of http://www.bristolseafoodgrill.comHoulihan's and Bristol Seafood Grill will donate to the Joplin relief Memorial Day weekend.As death toll from the tornado that struck Joplin on May 22 reached 132 people Friday, one restaurant chain announced plans to help. All five St. Louis Hou ... More >>
Old Rock House wants to help the victims of the Joplin tornado by donating up to $2,000 to the Heart of Missouri United Way. The venue will give a dollar for the first 2,000 times this tweet is re-tweeted. So head out there and click your way to helping a town that could seriously use it: 122 ... More >>
You know what they say: If there's snow in the branches...This morning, the Cardinals announced that they're also postponing a baseball game between University of Missouri and University of Illinois that had been scheduled for tonight at Busch Stadium. Cold temperatures and a forecast for evening ... More >>
Yes, spring takes a break this week.We know, we know. St. Louis weather is unpredictable. Still, even Daily RFT was a bit amazed by the blanket of snow covering the ground this morning. We had hoped that winter was in death's grasp following temperatures in the 80s and 70s as recently as just thr ... More >>
Image viaNo groundhog falsely predicted Snowmageddon...are they more reliable than STL meteorologists?An early spring it shall be, according to Punxatawney Phil and many other national groundhogs who failed to see their shadows. What about St. Louis' own four-legged predictor? Sadly, our very own ... More >>
courtesy of Massage Envy A photo of tornado damage, taken by employees of the Sunset Hills Massage Envy.On Friday, when a tornado hit Sunset Hills and other south county suburbs, the Massage Envy franchise on Lindbergh Road was not spared.The place suffered more than 25 holes in the roof, ... More >>
Go get you someIf you're reading this, it's likely you are sitting at your computer, feeling deeply resentful of the folks who are outside. It's entirely possible that we'll tie the high-temperature record, 78 degrees, for this date this afternoon."Right now, there's an upper-level ridge in the a ... More >>
Christina Jones was walking her mail route in Ferguson yesterday when violent thunderstorms rolled through the region leaving the 34-year-old letter carrier caught in a downpour. So Jones did what most of us would do: she hightailed it under the nearest tree. The move would be a fatal mistake. Se ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/annatheodoraIt's official, St. Louisans: Yesterday's deluge put us over the ten inches of rain mark. We got 2.41 inches, bringing us up to a grand total of 11.88 inches for the month. And that's not counting this morning.But the National Weather Service predicts that we ar ... More >>
uploaded by Uncle Pilot to the RFT Flickr PoolTechnically as of last night, we're about to wrap up just the sixth coolest July on record. That doesn't mean it wasn't the coolest, though. The lowest average temperature in July came in 1961 and 1891, when it was typically a balmy 74.9 degrees. Here ... More >>
The Singers: Heatwave was helmed by brothers Keith Wilder and Johnnie Wilder, Jr., but the band's secret weapon was organist and songwriter Rod Temperton. The Englishman wrote all the songs on Heatwave's debut LP, including today's slow jam, but Temperton racked up a massive amount of songwriting cr ... More >>
Is it summer yet? This song is kind of a warm weather jam.
In case you never understood the dangers of walking on snow and ice, this just in from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services... The entire press release follows the jump, including the tip: "Keep your eyes on where you are going."
9 p.m. Saturday, December 30. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
A gay German rower feels left out once his sexuality surfaces
Police consider early last-calls for Mardi Gras revelers
Week of October 5, 2005
Unreal works up a sweat over B-list celebs' military records and plays with anthrax in Forest Park. Plus, a local blogger does his gay part on a hallowed gay day.
The dog days are here. Bark back.
Friday, August 20; America's Center
Show off your sweet ride at the county parks' road rally
Is the Wright stuff
Thursday, Sept. 7; Ike's Place, Washington University