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 190853 ESFMKX WIC021-025-027-039-045-047-049-055-059-065-077-079-089-101-105- 111-117-127-131-133-192100- HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI 400 AM CDT SUN MAY 19 2013 ...PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS BRING FLOODING POTENTIAL... A SLOW-MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHING FROM THE PLAINS WILL BRING ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO SOUTHERN WISCONSIN THROUGH MID WEEK. WHILE THERE ARE STILL SOME DIFFERENCES AMONG THE MODELS IN THE EXACT DETAILS IT APPEARS THAT A SURFACE FRONT EXTENDING EAST FROM THE APPROACHING LOW WILL BECOME NEARLY STATIONARY ACROSS THE STATE... AND WILL BE THE FOCUS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPEATED ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL. RAIN TOTALS COULD BE MUCH MORE THAN THE AREAL AVERAGE...ESPECIALLY AT LOCATIONS THAT SEE STORMS WITH HEAVY RAINS REPEATEDLY MOVING THROUGH. AREA RIVERS THAT HAVE JUST RECENTLY FALLEN TO...OR BELOW BANKFULL MAY RISE BACK UP INTO FLOOD. QUICK-RESPONDING RIVERS AND STREAMS MAY QUICKLY FLOOD IF AFFECTED BY SEVERAL ROUNDS OF HEAVY RAIN IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. THE HEAVY RAINS COULD CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON AREA ROADS. KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE FLOODING POTENTIAL. $$