Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Rain
Temperature
38°F
Dew Point
37°F
Humidity
96%
Wind
E at 10 mph
Barometer
29.99 in. F
Visibility
4.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:59 a.m.
Sunset
07:51 p.m.
Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 36 to 50 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 15 miles per hour from the east. Expect rain amounts between a quarter and half of an inch.
7-Day Forecast
Thursday
57°F / 36°F
Light Rain
Friday
56°F / 30°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
53°F / 32°F
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday
42°F / 36°F
Light Rain
Monday
44°F / 36°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
38°F / 31°F
Light Rain/Snow
Wednesday
37°F / 32°F
Snow
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 57 to a low of 36 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 23 miles per hour from the eastsoutheast. 1.23 inches of rain are expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 51 to 57 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 17 and 23 miles per hour from the southeast. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 52 to 46 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 10 and 15 miles per hour from the east. Expect rain amounts between a quarter and half of an inch.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 46 to 43 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 17 miles per hour from the southeast. Expect rain amounts between a quarter and half of an inch.
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 56 to a low of 30 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 24 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.

Conserving propane ideas

Jan. 28, 2014 | 0 comments

MADISON

Due to much colder-than-average temperatures and high demand last fall, propane has reached record-high prices. Costs are likely to remain high this season with considerable demand in the Upper Midwest and with propane suppliers traveling farther for inventory.

While propane suppliers are taking measures to keep their customer commitments throughout the shortage, consumers can help lessen the impact of higher costs by making modest, cost-effective conservation improvements in their homes. Cooperative Network provided the following tips to its member supply cooperatives last week to share with their customers.

· Make reasonable thermostat adjustments and consider purchasing a programmable thermostat to reduce propane usage at times when indoor temperatures can safely be lowered a few degrees.

· Wrap propane water heaters with an insulating jacket, being careful not to cover the thermostat or the water heater's top, bottom, or burner compartments. Insulate the first six feet of the heater's hot and cold water pipes.

· Routine maintenance includes draining about a quart of water from the water heater's bottom drain valve every three months to remove accumulated sediments.

· Replace dirty propane furnace filters.

· Consider using weather stripping around leaky windows and doors. Use inexpensive plastic window sheeting to seal drafty windows.

· Make sure heat vents, registers, and radiators are free of dust or other obstructions.

· Close window coverings in the evening and open south-facing coverings during the day.

· Use less hot water or lower the water heater thermostat to reduce propane usage. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, turning a water heater down from 120° F-115° F can reduce hot water propane consumption by as much as 10 percent.

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