Wisconsin State Climatology Office
  John Young, Director & Professor Emeritus
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Natural Hazards Climate in Wisconsin


Severe Local Thunderstorms

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For general information on various types of severe weather across Wisconsin and the Midwest, consult

Changnon, S.A. and K.E. Kunkel, 2006: Severe Storms in the Midwest, Illinois State Water Survey Informational/Educational Material 2006-06, 74p. https://www.isws.illinois.edu/pubdoc/IEM/ISWSIEM2006-06.pdf

Severe Local Thunderstorms --Wisconsin Climatology

Heat Waves

(Data and maps from NWSFO, Milwaukee/Sullivan)

Number of Heat Waves (1982-2004) Heat Wave Days
 Heat Wave Deaths

Floods and Flash Floods

  • Flood events in Wisconsin by county from NWSFO Milwaukee/Sullivan
  • What is a "100-Year Flood"?
    See US Geological Survey General Information Product 106
    (Recommended Citation: Holmes, R.R., Jr., Dinicola, K., 2010, 100-Year flood-it's all about chance: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 106, 1 p.)

Severe Winter Weather

Wildfires and Fire Weather

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for Wisconsin
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Long term wildfire statistics in Wisconsin

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