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 250959 ESFMKX WIZ062>072-252200- HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI 359 AM CST WED NOV 25 2015 ...POTENTIAL INCREASING FOR RISING RIVER LEVELS LATE THIS WEEK... TEMPERATURES GENERALLY REMAINED ABOVE FREEZING OVERNIGHT...HELPING TO CONTINUE A SLOW MELTING OF THE SNOW COVER OVER SOUTHERN WISCONSIN. WARMER AIR IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO SURGE NORTHWARD ACROSS THE REGION TODAY THROUGH THANKSGIVING DAY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. THIS SURGE OF WARM...MOIST AIR WILL RESULT IN A MORE RAPID MELT OF THE REMAINING SNOW ACROSS SOUTHERN WISCONSIN. SEVERAL PERIODS OF RAIN ARE EXPECTED FROM TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. THE RAIN MAY BE HEAVY FOR A TIME LATER ON THANKSGIVING DAY INTO THE EVENING. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 1.6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME. THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY RAIN AND MELTING SNOW MAY CAUSE RIVERS ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN WISCONSIN TO RAPIDLY RISE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY TO ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. THE RIVERS THAT WILL BE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO RAPID RISES INCLUDE THE PECATONICA AND FOX RIVERS. THE ROCK RIVER WILL ALSO LIKELY EXPERIENCE RISES...BUT AT A SLOWER RATE. IN ADDITION...SOME MINOR STREET FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE... ESPECIALLY WHERE STREET DRAINS MAY BE CLOGGED BY ANY REMAINING LEAVES AS WELL AS PACKED SNOW. SOME ISOLATED AREAL FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE IN LOW-LYING AREAS SUSCEPTIBLE TO PONDING OF WATER. STAY TUNED TO LATER FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS CONCERNING THIS DEVELOPING HEAVY RAINFALL AND POTENTIAL FLOODING EVENT FOR THANKSGIVING DAY INTO FRIDAY. $$ REM