July 14, 1954

This was the hottest day in Missouri history. The temperature reached 118 degrees Fahrenheit  in Warsaw and Union—towns 160 miles apart.

May 22, 2011

On this date in Missouri history, an EF5 tornado devastates Joplin, killing at least 158 people.

May 4, 2003

On this date in Missouri history, tornadoes rip through the Show-Me State, killing nearly two dozen people in southwest Missouri as towns including Butterfield, Stockton, and Pierce City are hit especially hard.