While we haven't had much of a winter this year, we start by looking back at one of the more iconic storms ever in St. Louis.

It's probably the most talked about snow storm in St. Louis is the Blizzard of '82. While technically not a blizzard, parts of the metro area did end up with a foot and a half of snow bringing the city to a standstill for days. Cars were stranded on the roads and Bi State (now Metro) bus service was suspended and so was Amtrak.

Photos: The great blizzard of 1982

In 2006, an ice storm knocked down trees and power lines across much of the St. Louis area producing one of the worst and longest power outages for many people in St. Louis history. Over a half a million customers had no power from the St. Louis area into central Illinois, many in the dark and cold for days!

Just three short years ago, a wind whipped snowstorm moved through the St. Louis area on January 5th dropping a foot or more of snow from the metro area south and east into Illinois. Howling winds created wind chills of thirty to forty degrees below zero amid deep snowdrifts.