Areas of Expertise
Explore our growing network of real-time weather and soil measurement stations to support Wisconsin farmers, scientists, and citizens.
Specialized Climate Information
See the history of freezing and thawing of Madison’s lakes, from 1852 to the present.
Get real-time and historical data on drought and moisture conditions across the state.
Wisconsin Climate Summaries
October featured a little bit of everything across Wisconsin. Most notable was the precipitation that finally eased our state's drought conditions, but the month was also marked by warmer-than-average temperatures that contrasted with a winter-like Halloween.
One could be forgiven for forgetting September marked the start of meteorological fall. In Wisconsin and beyond, the continued historic hot and dry conditions sure felt more like mid-July.
Meteorological summer ended as one of the driest on record. The continued drought conditions were accompanied by a short but intense heat wave in August that included temperatures above 100 degrees.
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Wisconsin’s Climate Future
Wisconsin’s climate continues to change. An analysis of past climate data confirms that our state is getting warmer and wetter. How will our communities be affected, and what can they do to adapt? The Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts, a partnership between the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, identifies vulnerability to climate change and works to improve our resilience and readiness.