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Columbia warming centers, shelters open during cold temperatures

Winter weather has come early to mid-Missouri, with temperatures well below what is typically seen in November.

The unseasonal cold brings with it more demand for shelters and warming centers, as temperatures are again forecast to reach the mid-teens with wind chills near 0 degrees by Wednesday morning.

Several locations offer shelter for those without it:

Welcome Home Voluntary Action Center Wilkes Blvd. Services St. Francis House Rainbow House Salvation Army

Several daytime warming centers also welcome people needing a break from the cold:

The Activity & Recreation Center (ARC) The Armory The Boone County Government Center Department Public Health and Human Services Columbia Mall Columbia Public Library Salvation Army Salvation Army Harbor House

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