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How ’bout that weather we’re having? A Q&A with Wisconsin’s State Climatologist.

January 19, 2024

This year, the onset of cold temperatures, substantial snowfall and ice over on some Wisconsin's most iconic lakes happened later than usual. Why?

Snow arrives late but is worth the wait

January 17, 2024

What better way to greet returning students to spring semester than decorating campus with more than a foot of snow? After a brown, nearly snow-free December, two storms hit campus starting Jan. 9 to put it in a wintry mood.

Plan ahead for weekend winter storm; campus operating normally

January 11, 2024

The University of Wisconsin–Madison plans to as operate normally as possible Friday and through the holiday weekend as a new winter storm is forecast to hit the region Friday and into Saturday, followed by bitter cold temperatures that will last until the middle of next week.

UW–Madison monitoring extreme heat in Wisconsin

August 22, 2023

The National Weather Service has forecast extreme heat for Wisconsin this week through Thursday evening, including an Excessive Heat Warning. The university remains open for…

Winter decides to stick around

March 26, 2023

During the first week of spring, winter showed its resilience, dropping a foot of snow on campus.

Earth’s orbit is more important in driving tropical Pacific climate than previously thought

November 25, 2022

Researchers found that the atmosphere and ocean pushing on each other is important in creating the climate on the tropical Pacific.

Inclement weather policy for UW–Madison employees

November 7, 2022

The Office of Human Resources provides a policy for employees in case of inclement weather.

Nuclear war would turn oceans upside down, crash food web

July 8, 2022

It would result in cooling so strong it would extend sea ice and render impassable major seaports that are now open year-round, and would likely cause significant damage to much of the ocean food web.

UW hurricane application gets upgrade in time for 2022 hurricane season

April 19, 2022

Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center will have access to the most advanced storm measurement software yet to help them save lives and property with timely warnings.

Scenes from start of semester

January 26, 2022

The semester started Jan. 25 with routines both familiar – moving briskly to class through the cold, masking up indoors – and new – picking up free surgical masks and take-home COVID-19 antigen tests at the unions.

Campus emerging from icebox

February 17, 2021

Campus has suffered through an extreme cold spell, with temperatures dropping below zero for 12 nights in a row. While it makes outdoor activities difficult, it gives campus buildings an eerie, beautiful look, with steam lit up by the winter sunlight.

Campus encouraged to plan ahead for cold

February 5, 2021

A pedestrian walks through Library Mall on a foggy winter day on Jan. 7, with the Red Gym in the background. Photo:…

Prime rime (ice) time on campus

January 8, 2021

Campus took on an enchanted look when freezing fog created rime ice coating the branches of trees and bushes

2020-2021 Inclement Weather Notice

December 8, 2020

With the winter months upon us, UW–Madison’s Office of Human Resources reminds employees working on campus of inclement weather guidelines. During the pandemic, these guidelines apply to those who are working on-site, not to those working remotely.

Winter’s white encroaches on autumn gold

October 30, 2019

The autumn leaves on campus were still in their full golden glory when the season's first snowfall came on Oct. 29.

Mysterious cloud ‘absorbers’ seen to drive Venusian albedo, climate

August 26, 2019

A better picture of the weather on Venus and how it is influenced by changes in the reflectivity of the clouds has emerged, thanks to new research.