Wautoma, WI
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0:56 AM CDT
Partly Cloudy
Temperature
62°F
Dew Point
56°F
Humidity
81%
Wind
SSE at 7 mph
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Visibility
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Sunrise
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Overnight Forecast (Midnight-7:00am)
Temperatures will range from 62 to 58 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 6 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Friday
62°F / 58°F
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Friday
78°F / 61°F
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday
86°F / 63°F
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Sunday
77°F / 51°F
Light Rain
Monday
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Sunny
Tuesday
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Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
79°F / 55°F
Scattered Showers
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 62 to a low of 58 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 8 miles per hour from the southsouthwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
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Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 62 to 58 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 6 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 78 to a low of 61 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 18 miles per hour from the southwest. 0.11 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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