Daily brief (2/2): Top picks from the Springfield media

FlurriesThe worst of the snow and ice is over. But the coldest day of the year will hit today.

The high will be 14, with some flurries possible. But a steady 11-18 mph north wind — with gusts up to 26 mph — will create wind-chill temperatures as low as -12. The National Weather Service has issued a wind-chill advisory for the day.

Plows have scraped most main roads, but several residential side streets remained covered in snow. Many government offices remain closed, as well as most schools and universities. Most major roads around Missouri are still snow-covered.

Tonight will be extremely cold with temperatures well below zero, dropping to about -10. Wind chills will be as low as -22.

One of the biggest threats with such weather is hypothermia. Among the recommendations: wear multi-layered clothing, especially on the feet, hands, and head.

Today’s picks, beyond the blizzard:

  • KY3: President Bush to speak at College of the Ozarks. President George W. Bush will come to College of the Ozarks on April 7 to speak. Tickets are required for the event. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • News-Leader: America’s last WWI veteran grew up in the Ozarks. Frank Buckles, who now lives in West Virginia, recently celebrated his 110th birthday.

 

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