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 290946 ESFMKX WIZ046-047-051-052-056>060-062>072-292200- HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI 446 AM CDT FRI AUG 29 2014 ...HEAVY RAIN POTENTIAL TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING... ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY WITH 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN...MAINLY ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF A PORT WASHINGTON TO MONROE LINE. THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO FALL TONIGHT. SOUTHERN WISCONSIN WILL JUST MISS THE THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL... WHICH SHOULD OCCUR TOWARD CENTRAL WISCONSIN WHERE UP TO 3 INCHES IS FORECAST. A WARM FRONT WILL MOVE NORTH THROUGH SOUTHERN WISCONSIN THIS MORNING...BECOMING STALLED ACROSS CENTRAL SECTIONS OF THE STATE... FOLLOWED BY LOW PRESSURE MOVING ACROSS WISCONSIN TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. THE ANTICIPATED RAINFALL WOULD CAUSE AREA RIVERS AND STREAMS TO RISE THROUGH THIS WEEKEND. LOCALLY HEAVIER RAIN AMOUNTS MAY ALSO LEAD TO FLOODING IN URBAN AREAS. LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION. $$ REM