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What is mud rain?

Mud rain is rain that contains a noticeable concentration of particles of sand or dust. The soil can be of local origin or it can originate from very distant regions. As rain falls through the dust layer, the raindrops collect … Continue reading

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Is COVID-19 leading to cleaner air?

Many states have implemented lockdowns and shelter-in-place or “safer at home” orders to help contain the spread of the disease caused by the new coronavirus. In these challenging times, our local businesses need your support. Find out how to get … Continue reading

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Will the recent volcano eruptions change global weather patterns?

Spectacular images of volcanic eruptions have recently appeared in the media, including an eruption of the Taal volcano in the Philippines, which began January 12. At any given time of the year, there are about 50 active volcanoes across the … Continue reading

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What is freezing fog?

Just before Christmas the region was visited by the curious winter phenomenon known as freezing fog. Freezing fog simultaneously covers the landscape with an ephemeral coating of rime ice while testifying to the curious chemical properties of water. Fog, like … Continue reading

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Did Madison break any snowfall records last month?

As we begin Winter Weather Awareness week in Wisconsin (Nov. 4-8), too many of us probably feel like grizzled veterans already. What an end to the month of October! It was a chilly month overall, with the average temperature ending … Continue reading

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