Yearly Archives: 2015






Bucky Badger makes an appearance at University Health Services’ satellite flu shot clinic on 10/19/2015 in Union South’s Varsity Hall//Credit: University Health Services
Though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports flu activity has been low so far this year, if you haven’t already, now is the time to get vaccinated. Flu season generally peaks in the U.S. between December and February, the agency says, and it can take up to two […]

Get your flu shot!


A side view of the Edmund Fitzgerald
For some under a certain age, the name Edmund Fitzgerald may conjure a Midwestern craft brew, or a haunting song their parents used to listen to by Gordon Lightfoot. But both pay homage to the Great Lakes freighter named Edmund Fitzgerald, which, 40-years-ago today (10 November 1975), disappeared on Lake Superior with all […]

Did a freak wave sink the Edmund Fitzgerald?


A line of clouds ahead of a cold front appears in a satellite image over the Midwest
The UW-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center has long been a pioneer in the science (and art) of satellite imaging. SSEC is actually celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. One of their satellite images caught our eye today. The meteorological GOES-East satellite (one of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites) shows the Midwest’s current bout of warm […]

Watch a cold front push November’s warmth out



An aerial view of the Yahara watershed
Minnesota may be called the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but Wisconsin probably has more. Likely, it has more. Or maybe it doesn’t. It’s a matter of opinion. Or, definition. Apparently, the exact number isn’t well known. What is known is that many places in Wisconsin are defined by their lakes, from Rock […]

Modeling the future of a watershed