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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.

Faculty, staff return to Vilas Hall after flooding; cleanup continues in Vilas and Chemistry

February 4, 2019

Faculty and staff have returned to the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Vilas Hall Monday to aid in cleanup while facilities crews assess and repair flood damage there and in the Chemistry Building.

Three days and nearly 70 degrees

February 4, 2019

The descent of a "polar vortex" into Wisconsin brought brutally low temperatures and high wind chills to campus on Jan. 30 and 31, but those temperatures rose 68 degrees by Feb. 3 as the weather pattern lifted.

A recent history of weather-related campus cancellations, closings

January 31, 2019

Dec. 20, 2012 – In response to heavy snow, campus cancels and reschedules final exams, which was a complicated and difficult task. Problems are exacerbated by Madison Metro’s decision not to resume service on Dec. 21.

UW-Madison to reopen at noon Thursday; classes to begin at 1 p.m.

January 30, 2019

It is our goal to resume campus services as soon as possible but please be aware that some services may not be available immediately at noon.

No school, no problem: How Badgers are spending snow day

January 30, 2019

Though school is temporarily out due to extreme temperatures, that hasn’t stopped UW–Madison students from making the most of their day off. For a group…