As this hellish winter slowly comes to an end, you may start to notice something strange in Missouri's lakes and ponds: Lots and lots of dead fish. Apparently, Missourians are braving the slowly climbing temperatures only to find their nearby body of water full of dead fish.
Meet Frankie MacDonald, a 28-year-old weather guru from Nova Scotia whose YouTube forecasts have become something of an Internet sensation. Earlier this week MacDonald issued a dire message for Missourians: Be prepared for a major winter storm this Sunday, March 2.
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 >>
St. Louisans were still haunted by last storm's cabin fever dreams as snow fell Tuesday just in time for rush hour. To prevent an uproar from residents who couldn't make it out of their neighborhoods on unplowed, untreated streets weeks ago, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay posted his plan for clearin ... More >>
God seemed to be apologizing for the polar vortex Sunday night when the sunset lit up dazzlingly in pink and orange after an unusually warm winter day. So before St. Louis returns to below-freezing temperatures and snow flurries, let's take a collective St. Louis breather and remember the beauty an ... More >>
It's not ideal to have a giant snowstorm two days before your grand opening. But Pickleman's franchisee Brad Merten still has high hopes for the cafe's thirteenth Missouri location. Pickleman's Creve Coeur opened last night, January 7 at 5 p.m. Merten and his partner Brandon Holzhueter also own the ... More >>
Even with a sturdy shovel in hand, the foot-high snow banks left by this weekend's winter storm seem impenetrable. But before you decide to wait for this week's warmer temperatures (if you can call below freezing "warmer") to melt the snow on your sidewalks, consider this note from Daily RFT's new ... More >>
The first big winter storm of the season is upon us. Warning: Call your doctor for any storm lasting more than four hours. Daily RFT prides itself on probing penile puns, but our readers unleashed a stream of dick jokes that made us feel like Christmas morning came early.
A driver says he didn't see Nancy Benson, 63, crossing Lindell Boulevard in the freezing rain when he struck her with his car just before sunrise Thursday morning in the Central West End. Benson was not crossing at a crosswalk, and her dark clothing hid her from site, the driver told the St. Loui ... More >>
Slip on your raincoats, St. Louis. A coming storm could leave us covered in wintry white precipitation.
Spring is officially here! And with it comes forecasts of five to eight inches of snow in St. Louis. So instead of giving you Daily RFT's planned ode to spring in St. Louis, we direct you you dear readers to our 20 Reasons to Love Winter in St. Louis, because apparently Mother Nature is not ready ... More >>
Despite a lot of early morning skepticism yesterday that the Snow Day shutdown wasn't justified, the storm hit St. Louis pretty hard, giving the brave folks who went to work quite a snowy, sleety mess to drive through on the way home. It also gave tweeters a chance to share footage of the snowfall ... More >>
Schools are closed, City Hall is dark, flights are cancelled -- and there don't seem to be flurries yet this morning. Is this going to be legit? We take weather predictions quite seriously here in Missouri and inaccurate forecasts make people very, very upset. For your amusement, we've collected ... 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 >>
Yes, it's cold this week, the coldest it's been here in St. Louis in several years. What's particularly galling is that this cold is not as lovely and refreshing as we thought it would be last summer when the thermometer crawled up to 108. Remember that? Back in the good old days before global warm ... More >>
The National Weather Service predicts a high temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit today, which would set a new record high for January 30 in St. Louis (the current record is 67 degrees, set in 1884.) This is complete bullshit.All weekend long, people were gushing about the beautiful weather while ... More >>
WGN this morning aired a segment on subliminal messages in weather reports. The image below was allegedly used to illustrate an ice storm that hit the Midwest a year or two ago. Groused a reader today at Chicagoist, which also linked to the image, "As usual, all the best [weather] is south ... More >>
It's official. December 27 is the fist snowfall of the 2011-2012 winter. St. Louis picked up about an inch of extremely wet, white-stuff overnight. It won't last long. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-40s today under partly sunny skies and get even warmer later in the week. No more snow ... More >>
Like any red-blooded American, Gut Check uses liquid medication to cope with holiday stress. Not only does a good winter cocktail make it possible to tolerate family members, say, inquiring about your procreation plans, it helps keep you warm, too. From now until Christmas, we're calling upon local ... More >>
The spring storm that dropped more than four inches of snow Saturday at St. Louis Lambert Field is being blamed for a frightful landing that day. A Delta flight from Atlanta carrying 142 passengers touched down around 5:30 p.m. and briefly skidded off the runway before the pilot was able to correct ... More >>
Did you put it on your calendar? Is your BlackBerry beeping? Because tonight's the night! Last month's snowpocalypse saw plenty of things snowed out, and the Amazing Acro-Cat Circus was among them. Their performance at 2720 Cherokee, presented by Cranky Yellow, was canceled, but their rescheduled an ... More >>
The intersection of Chouteau and Vandeventer as photographed this morning.Daily RFT has fielded several inquiries from readers wanting to know why their St. Louis street remains snow-packed and why the city isn't doing anything about it. Yesterday we got on the blower with City Hall. Here's the d ... More >>
Boston's mayor appealed for M.I.T. engineers to develop flame throwers to help save the city from record snowfall.Francis Slay is back in town. The St. Louis mayor arrived home Wednesday via Amtrak after his flight from California was canceled Monday due to Midwest snow storms. One of the m ... More >>
Certainly the most unfortunate casualty of the Giant Storm that Wasn't was Tuesday's scheduled performance of the Amazing Acro-Cat Circus. A troupe of house cats trained by Chicago's Amazing Animals by Samantha, the cats performed amazing feats and rocked out Monday night at 2720 Cherokee, sponsored ... More >>
Although the weather is (very slowly) starting to clear out a bit, the reverberations from the winter storm gripping most of the eastern half of the country continue. Tonight's Stanley Clarke and Hiromi shows at Jazz at the Bistro are cancelled due to "flight cancellations coming into Lambert Airpor ... More >>
Schools are canceled, and the flakes are still coming down. Here are the most recent snowfall totals from the National Weather Service:According to the weather service, St. Louis picked up seven inches of snow at Forest Park. In my sliver of south-central St. Louis, I'm seeing about five inches ( ... More >>
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Image ViaThere's a reason Kansas City is nicknamed Killa City: our counterparts on Missouri's west side have almost as many shootings as we do-- and that's saying something. But just when the violence starts to seem routine, someone goes and busts a cap in a snow plow driver. Talk about in cold b ... More >>
Quoth KSDK Channel 5's Ryan Dean this morning: "I don't wanna make people here feel bad of course but...."Whoa stop, Ryan. You're probably about to make people feel bad. On television. His point: three to five inches is nothing. [inches of snow] But Daily RFT understands his point. As a schoolboy gr ... More >>
In today's news: peanut butter.
This morning I was again reminded why I choose to toil in the lowly field of print media and not broadcast journalism. Sure, television reporters earn much more money than we lowly newspaper scribes. And, yes, I certainly have the chiseled good looks to be a TV anchor man, or even a Hollywood star l ... More >>
Santa's interests are varied
Chain saws at the ready, AmerenUE confronts the vestiges of the '06 storms.
Drink -- then let these guys drive
Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts (Mute)
Bring gloves and mittens
Week of January 2, 2002