Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CST
Cloudy
Temperature
39°F
Dew Point
32°F
Humidity
76%
Wind
VRB at 6 mph
Barometer
29.76 in. F
Visibility
9.00 mi.
Sunrise
07:29 a.m.
Sunset
04:22 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 37 to 32 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 11 miles per hour from the east. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected. Snow accumulation of less than a half inch is predicted.
7-Day Forecast
Monday
37°F / 32°F
Light Rain/Snow
Tuesday
40°F / 32°F
Light Rain
Wednesday
36°F / 23°F
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday
29°F / 24°F
Cloudy
Friday
33°F / 22°F
Light Snow
Saturday
22°F / 0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday
23°F / 0°F
Light Snow
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CST
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 37 to a low of 32 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 10 and 16 miles per hour from the eastnortheast. 0.34 inches of rain are expected. 1.00 inch of snow is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 32 to 34 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 14 miles per hour from the east. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected. Snow accumulation of less than a half inch is predicted.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 34 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 12 and 16 miles per hour from the northeast. Rain amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are predicted.
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 40 to a low of 32 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 16 miles per hour from the south. 0.39 inches of rain are expected. Less than 1 inch of snow is possible.

PSC puts Highland Wind Project on hold

Feb. 21, 2013 | 0 comments

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) voted 2-1 to put the proposed Highland Wind Project in St. Croix County on hold, inviting the developer to reapply for a permit using different sound modeling.

"The PSC's decision demonstrates an abundance of caution that delays the application process, but does not kill this project," said Katie Nekola, attorney for Clean Wisconsin. "Clean Wisconsin continues to support this project that promises to bring clean, renewable energy and jobs to Northwest Wisconsin."

The PSC is requiring the applicant to provide additional evidence that the wind project will not exceed sound standards set by state law, according to a PSC press release issued.

Despite opponents' claims that low frequency sound from wind turbines causes adverse impacts, all three commissioners agreed there was no proof linking the two.

"Study after study has proven that wind farms are a clean, safe and economic way to produce energy," said Nekola.

The project would bring an estimated 100 jobs to St. Croix County and enough clean energy to power 29,000 homes.

A bipartisan poll conducted in January 2012 found that 85 percent of Wisconsin voters would like to increase the use of wind energy to meet Wisconsin's energy needs.

"Clean, renewable wind energy enjoys strong support from residents across the state and can help create thousands of jobs," said Nekola. "This decision is an unfortunate delay, but we look forward to working with Highland Wind to make this project a reality."

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