Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
47°F
Dew Point
30°F
Humidity
52%
Wind
SE at 17 mph
Barometer
30.09 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:12 a.m.
Sunset
07:42 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 41 to 48 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 18 and 22 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
48°F / 38°F
Light Rain
Thursday
49°F / 27°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
52°F / 25°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
41°F / 26°F
Light Rain
Sunday
45°F / 35°F
Scattered Showers
Monday
54°F / 35°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
50°F / 39°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 48 to a low of 38 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 14 and 22 miles per hour from the southeast. 0.12 inches of rain are expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 44 to 38 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 15 miles per hour from the southeast. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 38 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 20 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 49 to a low of 27 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 19 miles per hour from the westsouthwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.

Wheat acres up, alfalfa down in state

Jan. 24, 2013 | 0 comments

Wisconsin farmers planted about 320,000 acres of winter wheat last fall, according to a recent report by the Wisconsin field office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

This is an increase of 55,000 acres from the crop harvested in 2012, which set a near record high average yield of 75 bushels per acre, falling just short of the 76.2-bushel average in 2006.

The report indicated a much smaller increase in winter wheat plantings across the United States. There was an increase of approximately one percent to 41.8 million acres. For all wheat varieties in the country, the anticipated planting for 2013 is 55.7 million acres.

An accompanying report indicated that Wisconsin farmers seeded 390,000 acres of alfalfa or alfalfa mixed with other forages in 2012. This is a decrease of 40,000 acres from 2011.

The national new seeding of alfalfa and accompanying forage mixes showed an increase of three percent from 2011. This put the 2012 seeding at 2.39 million acres.

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