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Watch the Best School Closing Announcement Ever [VIDEO]

It's that time of year: terrible winter weather means plenty of school closings. Here at the radio station, it's our job to relay those school closings to you. It's important, but I'll be honest, it gets a little boring listing off closing after closing every few minutes, day after day.

Well, the principal of an elementary school in Kentucky was also getting a little bored making the same old announcement day after day, so he enlisted the school's drama teacher and they recorded the greatest school closing message of all time.

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Winter Storm Warning Issued for Pettis County, Emergency Snow Routes Activated

The National Weather Service in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill has issued a Winter Storm Warning for moderate to heavy snow, which is in effect from 6 a.m. Tuesday to 9 a.m. Wednesday for portions of West Central and Central Missouri, including Pettis County. The winter weather advisory is no longer in effect, and the City of Sedalia has activated the Emergency Snow Routes on the basis of the weather forecast.

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Pettis County Loses its Freakin’ Mind Over Winter Storm Forecast [OPINION]

In case you've been living under a rock for the past couple of days, Pettis County is in for some snow this week. According to the Pettis County Emergency Management Agency, we're looking at 4-6 inches on Tuesday (Feb. 3) with winds up to 30 mph and poor visibility. And you know what? Everything is going to be fine.

I can't believe how freaked out people are over the forecast this week. This is Missouri weather! It happens every winter, so why are people so worried? Isn't everyone used to this by now?

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Winter Driving Advice — 5 Important Things You Should Know

Even though we’re already well into the winter driving season, it’s never too late to learn a little more, or get a brief refresher course on how to handle the cold season's particular difficulties.

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2013 Weather Year In Review – Missouri’s Tornado Count Nearly Doubles from 2012

Pettis County EMA Director Dave Clippert recently released a report reviewing Missouri's severe weather trends in 2013. In recent years, the amount of tornadoes have gone down for most of the country, but not in Missouri. According to Clippert, Missouri experienced 54 tornadoes in 2013, compared to 32 tornadoes in 2012.

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Structures Burning in Southern California Wildfire

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — Structures are burning in a wildfire threatening dozens of homes in dangerously dry foothills of Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains.

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Tornado Recovery Goes On as Schools Open in Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Nearly 2½ years after a tornado devastated Joplin, three new schools reopened to an enthusiastic reception.

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2 St. Louis Children Burned Trying Boiling Water Experiment

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two children are recovering from burns after a cold weather experiment at home went wrong.

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Detroit Deals With Heavy Snow And Bitter Cold
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A ‘Polar Vortex’ Is Freezing Over Much of America

If you live in the Midwest, you already know this: it's very, very, extremely, downright absurdly cold out there. And things are only going to get worse as what weather experts call a "polar vortex" begins covering more and more of the country.

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Watch Frigid Weather Immediately Turn Boiling Water Into Snow [VIDEO]

Unless you've been living in an extremely well-insulated cave, you know it's insanely cold across the country.

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