Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:28 AM CDT
Foggy
Temperature
68°F
Dew Point
66°F
Humidity
94%
Wind
NE at 12 mph
Barometer
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Visibility
0.75 mi.
Sunrise
06:17 a.m.
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07:37 p.m.
Overnight Forecast (Midnight-7:00am)
Temperatures will range from 74 to 68 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 10 miles per hour from the southeast. Rain amounts between three quarters and one inch are expected.
7-Day Forecast
Saturday
74°F / 68°F
Light Rain
Saturday
77°F / 58°F
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday
79°F / 60°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
75°F / 54°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
73°F / 54°F
Sunny
Wednesday
78°F / 59°F
Sunny
Thursday
80°F / 61°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:28 AM CDT
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 74 to a low of 68 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 10 miles per hour from the southeast. 1.09 inches of rain are expected.
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Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 74 to 68 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 10 miles per hour from the southeast. Rain amounts between three quarters and one inch are expected.
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 77 to a low of 58 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 15 miles per hour from the northwest. 0.47 inches of rain are expected.

Effects of rangeland burning

Feb. 9, 2012 | 0 comments

The current issue of the journal Rangeland Ecology & Management describes a 12-year study of a semiarid live oak savanna in Texas.

Historically, fires swept the savanna of the Edwards Plateau region of Texas about every six years.

This long-term fire study mimicked the historical cycle.

Between 1994 and 2006, summer and winter burns were conducted every six years.

The results of these burns and a controlled unburned area were compared and contrasted.

The study found that fire can reduce woody plant species without having a long-term negative effect on desired grasses.

While the burned areas showed positive results in their regrowth, the unburned control area of land rapidly transitioned from a grass-and-tree savanna into woody domination.

Full text of the article, "Long-Term Effects of Fire, Livestock Herbivory Removal, and Weather Variability in Texas Semiarid Savanna," Rangeland Ecology & Management, Vol. 65, No. 1, January 2012, is available at http://www.srmjournals.org/toc/rama/65/1.

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