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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…

NOAA plan to improve weather forecasting includes UW–Madison

December 18, 2018

NOAA cooperative institutes, like the University of Wisconsin–Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), play a key role in mitigating weather-related losses by increasing innovation and research opportunities.

NOAA listening session to focus on weather research, forecasting improvements

November 21, 2018

“It’s an honor to have NOAA leadership visiting campus,” says Associate Vice Chancellor Steve Ackerman. “It acknowledges our history and expertise in this area of science and recognizes that we have important contributions to make."

Multi-university collaboration will use data science to find the next El Nino

September 11, 2018

A new collaboration involving UW–Madison will develop novel data science tools to sniff out hidden weather patterns, improving weather forecasts and scientific understanding of global climate.

Weather advisory – flooding

August 21, 2018

We urge members of the campus community to use caution while driving. Do not attempt to drive through flooded streets.