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Brendan Johnson


Wisconsin, United States

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Past articles by Brendan:

Dodging a few showers Saturday; Turning Cooler

Scattered showers are possible from Madison to the State Line. Highs stay close to 60° next week. → Read More

This Week: Turning Humid & Sticky

It’ll feel more like Summer than early May in southern Wisconsin this week. Highs top out in the 80s with a 90 possible by Thursday. → Read More

Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks Thursday night

Tonight’s mainly clear sky offers good viewing, but a bright Moon means you should get out to see the sky before midnight! → Read More

ALERT DAY: Freezing Rain/Sleet Mix Moves in this Evening

Ice accumulations could top 0.1-0.2″; Sleet & snow accumulations could top 1-3″ - esp. NW of Madison. → Read More

Chilly Start to Monday; Clippers are back this Week

A cold front brings a slight chance for a flurry/patchy freezing drizzle. Wind chills fall below-zero tonight. → Read More

Bitter Cold Sunday Morning; More flurries on the Way

Minor accumulations under an inch are possible throughout Sunday. → Read More

Beaver Moon & a Partial Lunar Eclipse This Week

November’s Full Moon passes through Earth’s shadow early Friday Morning -- achieving an *almost* total Lunar Eclipse. → Read More

New UW-Madison Study: Untangling “daddy longlegs”

Researchers have sequenced the first genome of a daddy longlegs - figuring out how the spider-relative got its long legs. → Read More

Drought still lingers in Southern Wisconsin

Madison is more than 10″ behind on rainfall so far this year → Read More

National Weather Service continues damage survey in Dane County

Up to four additional tornadoes could be confirmed from Thursday’s morning storms. → Read More

UW-Madison researchers track wildfire smoke

LIDAR uses the light of a laser to look for smoke and other particulates throughout the vertical depth of the atmosphere. → Read More

La Niña Watch Issued - What does it mean for Wisconsin?

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says there’s a more than 50% chance La Niña develops between September and November. → Read More

Why Coral Bleaching is the center of a UNESCO/Australian Government Controversy

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has proposed listing the Great Barrier Reef as “In Danger”. → Read More

It’ll be tricky to see Thursday’s Solar Eclipse in Wisconsin

The maximum solar eclipse (partial for southern Wisconsin) will occur moments after sunrise. → Read More

Dogs Get Allergies Too!

Research suggests dogs who live in single-family homes are more prone to develop an allergy. → Read More

NASA’S Mars Helicopter flies farther & faster on 4th trip

Ingenuity logs a 4th successful & longer flight. The Mission Crew meets Friday to discuss parameters of the 5th flight. → Read More

Thursday is Wisconsin’s Statewide Tornado Drill

Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes per year - Are you Storm Ready? → Read More

Showers continue into Sunday; Rain lets up early next Week

Spotty rain showers persist as the weekend wraps up; Dry periods arrive Monday-Tuesday. → Read More

Cool Thursday followed by Easter Weekend Warm-Up

Temperatures climb into the 60s and 70s this weekend. Rain chances increase next week. → Read More

High Winds create Ice Shoves on Lake Mendota

Thursday’s high winds shoved ice onto the western shores of Lake Mendota. Ice shoves aren’t common in Madison, but can form under the right conditions. → Read More