Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Rain
Temperature
77°F
Dew Point
67°F
Humidity
71%
Wind
WNW at 7 mph
Barometer
29.78 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:17 a.m.
Sunset
07:37 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 70 to 75 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 11 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Saturday
75°F / 61°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
81°F / 61°F
Scattered Showers
Monday
79°F / 56°F
Scattered Showers
Tuesday
74°F / 56°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
78°F / 56°F
Sunny
Thursday
76°F / 56°F
Scattered Showers
Friday
83°F / 67°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 75 to a low of 61 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 11 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 71 to 63 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 8 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 62 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 8 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
Sunday...Temperatures will range from a high of 81 to a low of 61 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 18 miles per hour from the south. 0.48 inches of rain are 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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