Tag Weather

Hurricane expert Kerry Emanuel to speak at UW–Madison

Kerry Emanuel, a leading authority on hurricanes and climate, will deliver the 6th Len Robock Annual Lecture March 24 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Study models the past to understand the future of strengthening El Niño

El Niño is not a contemporary phenomenon; it’s long been the Earth’s dominant source of year-to-year climate fluctuation. But as the climate warms and the feedbacks that drive the cycle change, researchers want to know how El Niño will respond. A team of researchers led by the University of Wisconsin’s Zhengyu Liu will publish the latest findings in this quest Nov. 27 in Nature.

Fall impressions: A season of campus beauty

Temperatures drop, leaves turn, days shorten and sometimes life slows down enough to contemplate next steps. "Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons," author Jim Bishop once wrote. On a campus known for its beauty, this season certainly rivals others for making us look around and take notice.

A recent history of weather-related campus cancellations, closings

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.

Update: No changes to Winter Commencement plans

The Winter Commencement ceremony will take place as scheduled at the Kohl Center on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. Extra crews have worked through the night to clear nearby sidewalks and plow parking lots.