Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CST
Cloudy
Temperature
29°F
Dew Point
12°F
Humidity
48%
Wind
SW at 15 mph
Barometer
30.13 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:26 a.m.
Sunset
05:51 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 26 to 31 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 10 and 18 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Friday
31°F / 19°F
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday
35°F / 18°F
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday
38°F / 18°F
Mostly Cloudy
Monday
33°F / 20°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
38°F / 26°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
34°F / 26°F
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday
46°F / 34°F
Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CST
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 31 to a low of 19 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 18 miles per hour from the southwest. Less than 1 inch of snow is possible.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 26 to 22 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 12 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 19 to 24 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 9 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 35 to a low of 18 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 21 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. No precipitation is expected.

Cranberries have bigger economic impact than believed

Nov. 8, 2012 | 0 comments

New research says Wisconsin cranberry industry has a bigger impact on the state's economy than many believed.

The Fiscal and Economics Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater finds cranberries have a fiscal impact of more than $388 million.

Researchers say the industry creates more than 3,800 annual full-time jobs in Wisconsin.

Research center director Russ Kashian says the 'super fruit' has a big impact because prices have doubled over the last year. He says people will pay a premium for cranberries, something that doesn't ordinarily happen with typical commodities.

Wisconsin has major cranberry growing and processing operations in seven counties; including Sawyer, Vilas, Portage, Juneau, Jackson, Monroe and Wood. The state is first in the U.S. in cranberry production with 46 percent of the market.

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