Monthly Archives: October 2016
As the end of October arrives, the weather in Madison becomes increasingly subject to large variations, especially when measured from one year to the next.
The city’s record high temperature on Oct. 31 is 77 degrees, recorded in 1950, while the lowest temperature for the day is 16, recorded in 1925. Continue reading
The season of autumn color is beginning with tints of yellow and orange in southern Wisconsin.
Sunny days and cool nights are the key weather ingredient for brilliant fall colors. The best weather conditions are bright sunny days and cool, but not frosty, nights. A drab autumn has lots of cloudy days and warm nights. Continue reading
The first cold mornings of the season visited southern Wisconsin last week with the morning low temperatures dipping to 34 and 33 degrees on Thursday and Friday mornings, respectively.
The first chill of the year has the tendency to turn our attention to the prospects of snow and when it might first arrive in Madison. Continue reading
The Peshtigo Fire was the largest wildfire in U.S. history and occurred on Oct. 8, 1871.
The fire swept through the eastern and western shores of Green Bay, burning more than 1.28 million acres. Continue reading
An obvious hurricane threat is its powerful wind, which can blow in a single spot for many hours.
Wind damage is such a hallmark of hurricanes that hurricane intensities are classified by meteorologists using the Saffir–Simpson scale, which rates hurricanes on a scale of 1 to 5 based on the damage their winds would cause upon landfall. Continue reading