Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CST
Foggy
Temperature
25°F
Dew Point
23°F
Humidity
91%
Wind
SSE at 5 mph
Barometer
29.70 in. F
Visibility
1.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:31 a.m.
Sunset
05:47 p.m.
Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 21 to 27 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 9 miles per hour from the southeast. Anticipate snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches.
7-Day Forecast
Tuesday
31°F / 2°F
Snow Showers
Wednesday
12°F / -3°F
Sunny
Thursday
12°F / -1°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
32°F / 11°F
Cloudy
Saturday
28°F / 13°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
32°F / 14°F
Mostly Cloudy
Monday
26°F / 19°F
Light Snow
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CST
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 31 to a low of 2 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 8 and 19 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. 4.30 inches of snow are expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 31 to 25 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 8 and 15 miles per hour from the west.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 24 to 11 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 13 and 19 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 9 to 2 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 8 and 15 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 12 to a low of -3 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 7 and 20 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. No precipitation is expected.
The Grade family at Eldorado utilizes an auto-steer system on some of their equipment.

The Grade family at Eldorado utilizes an auto-steer system on some of their equipment. Photo By Gloria Hafemeister

Eldorado farmers utilize auto-steer system

Jan. 8, 2013 | 0 comments

The Grade family at Eldorado utilizes an auto-steer system on some of their equipment. The Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation system is used for planting, hay harvesting and as a guide for their tile plow.

They are able to move the system from one piece of equipment to another.

RTK is a technique used in land survey and in automatic guidance of farm equipment based on the use of carrier phase measurements of the GPS signals where a single reference station provides the real-time corrections to the tractor or combine to a level of accuracy down to a centimeter.

The RTK system consists of a local base station near the field or farm that transmits corrections to the StarFire 3000 receiver on the RTK System equipped vehicle.

The base station monitors the constellation of GPS satellites and continuously calculates a position.

Those farmers who toured Roger Grade's farm at Eldorado recently had an opportunity to see the system and learn more about how it works and its many applications.

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