CoMo Snow

Photo by Kit Doyle/Columbia Tribune

Well, here I am sitting around in my apartment again. It’s the third snow day for Mizzou in two weeks which is pretty impressive for both the state of Missouri to whip up these winter storms and the university to cancel classes. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, just a little in awe.

The Columbia Missourian has asked locals to “Help share pictures of what it looks like where you are by tweeting with the hashtag #CoMoSnow or emailing Be sure to include your location.” They have a live feed of incoming tweets and pictures of all around snowy Columbia.

Cars are blocked again, streets are in need of more plowing, branches are broken, and some people are without power due to last night’s storm.

The Mizzou Alumni Association, @MizzouAllumni, tweeted, “Nobody could tweet about #CoMoSnow when @Mizzou closed due to winter weather in 1978, so here’s a throwback photo!” and included this picture:


Today marks the ninth snow day in Mizzou’s history. These last three snow days, which have been unofficially nicknamed “Thundersnow,” mark the third time severe weather has shut down the university in the past decade.

According to Mizzou Wire, the campus closed Dec. 1, 2006, following a 20-inch snowfall and Jan. 31 – Feb. 3, 2011, during the blizzard known as “Snowpocalypse” that pounded the Midwest.

Mizzou Alumni’s MIZZOU Magazine published the history of the campus’s closings up to last year, not including “Thundersnow”:

MU campus closings:

  1. 1949 Winter semester start delayed by President Frederick Middlebush (source: Missouri Alumnus)
  2. 1978 Classes cancelled on Feb. 13 due to 12 inches of snow (source: Savitar)
  3. 1995 Classes cancelled on Jan. 19 due to 19.7 inches of snow (source: Savitar)
  4. 1998 Winter semester start delayed one day, from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, due to an ice storm (source: Savitar and MU News Bureau)
  5. 2006 Classes cancelled on Dec. 1 due to 14 inches of snow (source: Savitar and MU News Bureau)
  6. 2011 Full campus closure from 4 p.m. Jan. 31 to 4 a.m. Feb. 4. due to 17.7 inches of snow according to the National Weather Service (source: MIZZOU magazine)

Here’s a photo of Jesse today:

jesse topPhoto by Ryan Henriksen/Columbia Tribune


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