Monthly Archives: March 2023
The 12.1 inches of snow that fell over Madison in the first nine hours of Saturday morning was surely a surprise to many residents while setting the all-time monthly record. Forecasts made through the late afternoon on Friday, consistent with … Continue reading
The spring equinox marks the beginning of the spring season in the Northern Hemisphere. Also called the vernal equinox, it is the time of year when the sun rises due east and sets due west, no matter where you live. … Continue reading
Weather watches and warnings are issued by the National Weather Service under specific weather conditions. A watch means that you should be aware that a weather hazard may develop in your area. A warning message is when the hazard is … Continue reading
Meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere is often defined as the three months of December, January and February. The just-ended winter of 2022-23 was notable in a number of ways.
First, here in Madison we started with a chilly month of December during which we averaged 0.8 degrees below normal. This was also the only month of the season in which we had a day with a high temperature below zero — minus 3 on Dec. 23. Continue reading