- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)36
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Forecasters: Cold winter cuts tornado chances
JOPLIN, Mo. -- The coldest winter in 30 years has cooled the rate of tornado activity so far this spring.
The Joplin Globe reported the number of severe storms capable of producing tornadoes to date has been far below the normal rate.
Greg Carbin of the national Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., said there are usually 180 such storms nationwide by this time of year. But the number so far is about 100 below that mark.
However, Carbin said he expects things to pick up from now through June.