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Our top 17 viewer submitted photos of 2020


Although it seems that the year was filled with gloom and doom, we did see some sunny days. On this particular day, one of our viewers caught a fantastic picture of a B-2 Bomber over the columns at Mizzou. M-I-Z!

PC: Jared Bazile

We may not have seen a ton of snow, but we did receive enough snow on October 26th to give us this scene out of Centralia.

PC: Eva Hensley

The calm after one of our September storms was captured perfectly in this image. (If you look closely, the trees in the lower righthand corner of the picture are completely uprooted...yikes!)

PC: Jennifer Marcum

Although this severe weather season wasn't the craziest we've seen, we still picked up some quarter sized hail in Versailles on the 27th of March.

PC: Nick Avey

Here in the Weather Center, we always appreciate close up pictures of snowflakes.

PC: Kaden Jensen

It's always been told that the rainbow is a sign of hope. Does this picture give us hope that 2021 will be better than this year?

PC: Jessica Hammon

Do you remember way back in May when we were all still 20 pounds lighter and hadn't cut our own hair? This storm rolled through late in the month and gave us some impressive sights.

PC: Steven Hendren

While the Midwest is often overlooked for it's beauty, we really do have some knockout sunsets.

PC: Christa Ramsey
PC: Deborah Willard

While it seems like eons since the spring started, you may remember that we had some pretty significant rainfall events that lead to flooding like in the picture below.

PC: Sandy McDonald

2020 started in a similar fashion as 2021 with some impressive ice accumulations.

PC: John Rhodes

Now, I had to throw this picture in from COMO during an impressive storm. I mean, look at that cloud to ground strike!

PC: Jahnavi Lasseter

I love the ocean just as much as the next person, but this much water in central Missouri is out of place.

PC: Fiona Gilson

We didn't see a white Christmas, but way back in January we did get to see some snow accumulations.

PC: Elizabeth Scates

This picture fully summarizes the strength and impact that weather can have on the environment around us.

PC: Chris Hamilton

While the bulk of the last storm of 2020 fell in the late evening, we woke up to the icy effects of that system.

Ice from the final day of 2020

This last picture isn't weather-related, I felt that it summarized 2020 perfectly....aside from the fact that they were able to find toilet paper.

PC: Leah Griffin
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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.


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