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Maddie Est

Maddie Est appears on ABC 17’s weekend evening broadcasts. She grew up in St. Louis, and her passion for weather originated from a young age thanks to all the different weather that St. Louis receives. She is currently studying Atmospheric Science at the University of Missouri.

Newest National Weather Service Alerts updates

As we race toward the fall, severe weather will continue to be a threat for mid-Missouri. The National Weather Service has implemented a new service geared toward alerting citizens when particularly dangerous weather is approaching. There are several ways to receive notifications when severe weather is coming: television, social media, apps, text messages, and outdoor

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Tracking one more pleasant day

WEDNESDAY: Another quiet, comfortable day in-store. Temperatures will top out in the low 80’s again under partly cloudy skies this afternoon. TONIGHT: We’re looking at another nice night under mostly clear skies. Temperatures will cool off to near 60 by sunrise. EXTENDED: Our next disturbance is slated to move in Thursday, bringing back some spotty showers as early

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Intense earthquake impacts Alaska

An intense earthquake hit coastal areas of Alaska late last night with aftershocks lasting into this morning. Today, the ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather Team spoke with meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Anchorage, Alaska about how they prepare for these events. The initial earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska and was rated at

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Tracking one last day of heat

THURSDAY: Hot again. Temperatures soar into the mid-upper 90’s, feeling close to 110 factoring in the humidity. TONIGHT: A cold front will slide in this evening. That will provide a spark for storms to get up and going after 6-7 PM. Some of these could be on the strong side, with all of the heat and humidity

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Dew point pooling

At this point in time, it’s no secret that we’re tracking intense heat for Wednesday and Thursday of this week, but what natural process could cause such a high heat index for Thursday? When we think of summertime, a lot of us think of pools. But have you ever thought about dew point pooling? I

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The urban heat island effect

Widespread heat will be a concern as we continue into the weekend, but some areas of mid-Missouri could be dealing with more intense heat compared to others. There is a phenomenon called the urban heat island effect, and it impacts us here in mid-Missouri, specifically in cities such as Columbia or Jefferson City and the

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How the weather is impacting the MR340

Have you ever wanted to float down the Missouri River and relax while the current carries you to your destination?Kayaks and canoes took off from Kansas City earlier this week down the Missouri River to participate in this year’s MR340 event. Participants of this event travel from Kansas City to St. Charles on the Missouri

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Tracking a sweltering stretch ahead

WEDNESDAY: Some patchy fog will be an issue in some spots. That should lift after 9 AM, leaving us with partly cloudy, but hazy, skies. Temperatures look to push into the upper 80’s to some 90’s this afternoon. TONIGHT: Another quiet night ahead under mostly clear skies. Lows will bottom out in the upper 60’s. EXTENDED:  A few

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Tracking a hot stretch ahead

TUESDAY: Another nice day set to unfold with more sunshine. It’ll be a bit filtered thanks to wildfire smoke from Southern Canada and the Pacific Northwest, but enough to get us into the upper 80’s. TONIGHT: We’re staying quiet overnight under mostly clear skies. Lows will return to the upper 60’s once again. EXTENDED: The weather pattern looks

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Show Me State Games weekend forecast

That widespread rain has exited the area, leaving behind just a few spot showers to close out Friday. As athletes from across the state arrive in Columbia to show off their athletic talents, the Stormtrack Weather team has everything they need to know about the weather.  Rain chances are low for both Saturday and Sunday

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Tracking a pleasant weekend ahead

FRIDAY: Showers and storms will remain throughout the morning, largely in the same spots. North of that rain, some fog will try to get going and locally could be pretty dense. Build in some extra time no matter where your travels take you this morning. The rain will dwindle to just isolated showers by this afternoon

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Tracking rain to close the week

THURSDAY: Off to another warm start as southerly winds are trying to push us into the 90’s again. They’ll fall short with showers and storms putting the brakes on the heat this afternoon, but we’ll manage the upper 80’s. Those storms will slowly slide south into the afternoon and evening. Some could be strong, bringing some

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