Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CST
Cloudy
Temperature
12°F
Dew Point
9°F
Humidity
88%
Wind
CM at 0 mph
Barometer
30.20 in. F
Visibility
8.00 mi.
Sunrise
07:06 a.m.
Sunset
04:22 p.m.
Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 8 to 26 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 5 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
28°F / 8°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
24°F / 13°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
30°F / 20°F
Snow
Saturday
34°F / 20°F
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday
31°F / 9°F
Cloudy
Monday
14°F / 1°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
42°F / 13°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CST
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 28 to a low of 8 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 13 miles per hour from the northwest. Less than 1 inch of snow is possible.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 28 to 25 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 4 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 25 to 28 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 9 miles per hour from the west. Snow accumulation of less than a half inch is predicted.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 27 to 19 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 11 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 24 to a low of 13 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 13 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. Less than 1 inch of snow 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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