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 102052 ESFMKX WIZ046-047-051-052-056>058-062-063-111030- HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI 352 PM CDT WED JUN 10 2015 ...PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... A WIDESPREAD ONE AND ONE HALF TO NEARLY THREE INCHES OF RAIN IS EXPECTED ROUGHLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM MINERAL POINT...TO MADISON...TO SHEBOYGAN BETWEEN THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND FRIDAY MORNING. EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. THE AXIS OF HIGHEST PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BE ACROSS CENTRAL WISCONSIN. THE RIVERS DOWNSTREAM IN THE HIGHLIGHTED AREA OF THIS HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT MAY BE IMPACTED BY RISING LEVELS FROM FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND. THERE IS A HEIGHTENED CONCERN FOR BANKFULL RISES AND MINOR FLOODING ON SOME STREAMS AND RIVERS ACROSS THE AREA. THE HEAVY RAIN MAY ALSO CAUSE URBAN FLOODING AND PONDING OF WATER ON AREA ROADWAYS. MOTORISTS SHOULD SLOW DOWN IF THEY ENCOUNTER HEAVY RAIN OR WATER ON THE ROADS...AND SHOULD NEVER ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. STAY TUNED TO LATER FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS CONCERNING THIS DEVELOPING HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING EVENT. $$ WOOD