Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
65°F
Dew Point
62°F
Humidity
90%
Wind
SSW at 5 mph
Barometer
29.87 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:38 a.m.
Sunset
08:28 p.m.
Overnight Forecast (Midnight-7:00am)
Temperatures will range from 65 to 67 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Saturday
68°F / 65°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
84°F / 62°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
74°F / 52°F
Scattered Showers
Monday
69°F / 49°F
Sunny
Tuesday
76°F / 49°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
80°F / 54°F
Sunny
Thursday
81°F / 58°F
Scattered Showers
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 68 to a low of 65 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 8 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
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Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 65 to 67 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 84 to a low of 62 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 13 miles per hour from the west. 0.23 inches of rain are expected.

Farmers delay harvests

to protect blackbirds

Aug. 2, 2012 | 0 comments

California farmers have delayed harvests to protect flocks of rare tricolored blackbirds nesting in their fields.

Four San Joaquin Valley dairy farmers this year held off harvests to protect more than 20 percent of the tricolored blackbird's global population.

There are 260,000 tricolored blackbirds left worldwide.

The federal government has spent $100,000 to help farmers replace the feed.

Rather than environmental lawsuits, it was a voluntary collaboration that saved the birds and kept dairy farms in business.

When farmers spot a breeding colony, they can notify the Natural Resources Conservation Service, which has biologists to track the birds.

The agency also provides financial assistance so farmers can delay the harvest.

The birds are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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