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 John Young, Director & Professor Emeritus

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Station Information

County Name: Dane
Division: 8 - South central
Latitude: 43 deg 8 min = 43.1406 N
Longitude: 89 deg 21 min = 89.3453 W
Elevation: 866 feet = 262 meters

Temperature and Precipitation Data from 1869

Current Climate Normals

Temperature

Precipitation

Snowfall

Heating Degree Days (base 65F; season means 1 July - 30 June)

Cooling Degree Days (base 65F; season means 1 January - 31 December)

Freezing Degree Days (base 32F; season means 1 July - 30 June)

Growing Degree Days (modified, base 50F/ceiling 86F; season means 1 Jan - 31 Dec)

Other Madison Climate Data

Thunderstorm Climatology for Madison

  • Annual number of thunderstorm days at Airport (1948-present)
  • Seasonal distribution of thunderstorms Airport (1948-present).
  • Plots of frequency of thunder reports by week and by hour (Courtesy of Iowa Environmental Mesonet -IEM)

Fog Climatology for Madison

  • Plots of frequency of fog reports by week and by hour (Courtesy of Iowa Environmental Mesonet - IEM)

Wind Climatology for Madison

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FEB MAY AUG NOV
MAR JUN SEP DEC