Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:31 AM CDT
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Temperature
63°F
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Humidity
100%
Wind
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Sunrise
05:20 a.m.
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Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 62 to 79 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 11 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Sunday
83°F / 62°F
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Monday
85°F / 54°F
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Tuesday
69°F / 49°F
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
87°F / 66°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
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Sunday...Temperatures will range from a high of 83 to a low of 62 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 5 and 13 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 80 to 83 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 11 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 80 to 67 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 9 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 66 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 8 and 12 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 85 to a low of 54 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 8 and 18 miles per hour from the northnorthwest. 2.28 inches of rain are expected.

Hay theives a problem

for Missouri farmers

Dec. 6, 2012 | 0 comments

As if it's not bad enough that Missouri farmers are trying to survive the worst drought in decades, now many of them are facing a new problem that's costing them big bucks.

Missouri Farm Bureau president Blake Hurst says thieves are actually targeting hay that has been left out in fields prior to being harvested, hauling them off and selling the valuable commodity.

"Of course, no one brands their hay, so if you hook onto it with your tractor or your pickup and make it out the gate, then it's impossible to prove where the hay came from," Hurst said.

With winter approaching and grass dying out, the price for fresh hay to feed livestock is on the rise, and Hurst says that makes unguarded bales a tempting target.

Ironically, it's because of the ongoing drought that fresh hay has become so valuable with the winter season fast approaching.

And it's not just Missouri. This trend is happening in farm states across the country, so much so that some are now putting global positioning trackers inside their bales, in case they're stolen.

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