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Stories by Tim Wagner

Hole punch clouds over the Upper Midwest

On the morning of Sunday, November 7th, numerous elongated hole punch clouds were visible over the Upper Midwest, including parts of Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota. Also called fall streak clouds, these are a relatively rare phenomenon that form because of the unusual properties of cloud droplets.While most people know... Read More

Unstable Air Comes to Madison

Most people in south-central Wisconsin have noticed how uncomfortable the weather has been over the past week. The unseasonably cool air from a week ago has been replaced with a hot, sticky airmass that feels more at home in late July than in early June. And while precipitation has been... Read More