Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:28 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
36°F
Dew Point
25°F
Humidity
64%
Wind
ESE at 10 mph
Barometer
30.23 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:12 a.m.
Sunset
07:42 p.m.
Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 28 to 39 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 11 and 20 miles per hour from the southeast.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
48°F / 28°F
Snow
Thursday
48°F / 28°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
44°F / 19°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
38°F / 19°F
Ice Possible
Sunday
36°F / 32°F
Ice Possible
Monday
39°F / 34°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
52°F / 34°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:28 AM CDT
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 48 to a low of 28 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 11 and 23 miles per hour from the southeast. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible. Less than 1 inch of snow is possible.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 43 to 48 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 22 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 44 to 39 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 13 and 18 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 39 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 13 and 17 miles per hour from the southeast. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 48 to a low of 28 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 15 miles per hour from the northwest. 0.15 inches of rain are expected.

Postal delays in Farmer
delivery increasing

Sept. 5, 2013 | 0 comments



There has been a significant upswing in calls we are receiving from Wisconsin State Farmer subscribers about tardy delivery.

The spat of complaints has risen over the past 4-5 weeks and comes mostly from the Central Wisconsin area. These are new compared to long-standing delivery challenges we have been trying to resolve due to post office sorting center closings and shifting of those sorting floors to other post office locations.

We are in communication with the Milwaukee Post Office customer service representative. This person is researching why we have had this upswing of late deliveries in specific zip codes. This representative is delving into actual timetables of when certain pallets of papers are delivered to specific post offices.

What I have found to be the case is that none of the final post offices in the delivery chain are responsible for the late delivery. They get the newspapers out the day they are received. So please, don't fault your local postmaster or delivery carrier. They are doing their job!

What you can do locally is to file a Publications Watch form that will track when you receive your paper and the post office must compile these forms. On our end, if you contact us, we will start the Publications Watch form to track when you get delivery.

The staff at the Wisconsin State Farmer is doing everything we can to get you your newspaper each week. We have contracted with the USPS to deliver our product and once it leaves our printing plant each Thursday it is delivered to the USPS in Milwaukee.

There is also the problem of the USPS informing our software creator of where the second class sorting centers are so we can print out the correct top sheets for the pallets. In one case, I was told, two post offices decided the switch first-class and second-class sorting and that move hadn't caught up with our software upgrades.

Still, the USPS is the least expensive manner to mail newspapers to readers. We may have to seek alternative delivery methods but those may impact subscription costs down the road if we can't rely on the USPS for timely delivery. In my view, it's too costly to mail through the USPS if delivery is dismal and our readers incur unreasonable and constant delays in receiving their paper.

I will report back to you as we work through this with the USPS in Milwaukee. Thank you for your patience. Our toll-free circulation phone number to our Waupaca office is 877-460-3547.

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