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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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What are the chances for a snowy Halloween?

The last half of October has been a bit cooler than normal, and there is a real chance we will see our first accumulating snow of the season this week. Overall, the chances for snow are relatively slim in October … Continue reading

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Why has October been so stormy?

Thus far, October 2019 has been an active weather month over North America. The month began with a week-long period of moderate to heavy rain over the Great Lakes states associated with an energetic jet stream racing across the northern … Continue reading

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What is fulgurite?

Lightning is an atmospheric discharge of electricity that is five times hotter than the surface of the sun. When lightning strikes the ground, it is hot enough to fuse silica sand and clay together into fulgurites: shafts of glass produced … Continue reading

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