Weather for Madison, Wisconsin
Lat: 43.08N, Lon: 89.38W
Wx Zone: WIZ063 CWA Used: MKX
Wisconsin Drought Monitor
The Wisconsin Drought monitor is a subset of the United States Monitor, issued every Thursday morning, based on drought conditions the previous Tuesday. The map below shows the current drought level around the state, and the percent of Wisconsin land area in each drought level compared to the previous week.
Read an explanation of the drought intensities and what they mean.
Wisconsin Hydrologic Information Statement
Note that if drought conditions are not being experienced, or in the case of river flooding or heavy rain, this statement may be used to indicate river flows or flood potential.
000 FGUS73 KMKX 201953 ESFMKX WIZ046-047-051-052-056>058-062-063-210800- HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI 253 PM CDT TUE SEP 20 2016 ...HEAVY RAINFALL FOR CENTRAL WISCONSIN THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT... REPEATED ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS CENTRAL WISCONSIN BEGINNING TONIGHT AND LASTING INTO THURSDAY NIGHT AS A WARM FRONT BECOMES STALLED OVER THE AREA. ONE TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN IS EXPECTED MAINLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM MADISON TO SHEBOYGAN WITH LOCALLY MORE POSSIBLE NORTH OF A LINE FROM BARABOO TO RIPON. THE HEAVIEST PERIOD OF RAIN SHOULD BE WEDNESDAY NIGHT WHEN STRONG THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE HEAVY HOURLY RAINFALL RATES. THIS HEAVY RAINFALL COULD PRODUCE FLOODING OF URBAN AND RURAL AREAS. CURRENTLY...THE BARABOO RIVER IS FORECAST TO RISE TO AT LEAST MINOR FLOOD STAGE BY THE END OF THE WEEK...BUT ANY LOCALIZED HEAVIER RAINFALL IN THE BARABOO RIVER BASIN COULD RESULT IN THE FLOODING OCCURRING MUCH SOONER. IF APPRECIABLY MORE RAINFALL IS EXPECTED THAN CURRENTLY FORECAST...A FLOOD WATCH MAY BE ISSUED FOR THESE LOCATIONS. $$ MG