Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
86°F
Dew Point
69°F
Humidity
57%
Wind
SW at 7 mph
Barometer
29.95 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:21 a.m.
Sunset
07:31 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 85 to 88 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 12 and 16 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
88°F / 65°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
82°F / 58°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
79°F / 60°F
Light Rain
Saturday
88°F / 67°F
Scattered Showers
Sunday
86°F / 69°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
81°F / 59°F
Scattered Showers
Tuesday
81°F / 59°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 88 to a low of 65 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 16 miles per hour from the northnortheast. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 83 to 72 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 10 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 69 to 66 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 8 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 82 to a low of 58 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 1 and 10 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is 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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