Warm Trend Continues In Mid-MO
COLUMBIA - Warm weather trends continued throughout central Missouri Tuesday.
Columbia was just one degree shy of toppling the record high Monday at 67 degrees. The record was set in 1890.
This year's mild winter has struck a stark contrast compared to last year's heavy snowfall. Currently, the area has received 2.9 inches of snow since December 1st. Last year, there was 10.1 inches of snowfall reported at this point.
Warm temperatures and low humidity caused the National Weather Service to release a fire warning. It says those planning controlled burns should be cautious, especially in grassy areas.
The dry weather could also cause problems for farmers come spring. According to KOMU's Eric Aldrich, normally 10 inches of snow will result in one inch of surface water. Because of low snowfall amounts, dry soil may be harmful to crops in a few months.