Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CST
Cloudy
Temperature
28°F
Dew Point
23°F
Humidity
81%
Wind
WNW at 17 mph
Barometer
29.63 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:31 a.m.
Sunset
05:47 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 31 to 27 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 12 and 18 miles per hour from the west.
7-Day Forecast
Tuesday
31°F / 4°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
13°F / -2°F
Sunny
Thursday
16°F / -2°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
28°F / 8°F
Cloudy
Saturday
27°F / 12°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
31°F / 13°F
Light Snow
Monday
25°F / 19°F
Mostly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CST
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 31 to a low of 4 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 12 and 20 miles per hour from the west. Less than 1 inch of snow is possible.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 25 to 13 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 12 and 20 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 11 to 4 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 15 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 13 to a low of -2 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 7 and 21 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. Less than 1 inch of snow is possible.

Governor Walker requests

federal disaster assistance

Dec. 8, 2011 | 0 comments

Gov. Scott Walker asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to designate four Wisconsin counties as disaster areas because of ginseng and soybean crop losses caused in part by cold, wet weather in September.

The Governor asked for two separate declarations - one covering Lincoln and Marathon counties, and the other covering Burnett and Polk counties. If USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack declares the disaster areas, farmers there and in adjacent counties would be eligible to receive low-interest loans help them recover from the losses.

In a letter to Sec. Vilsack, Gov. Walker noted that above-normal rainfall in August and September, combined with cold temperatures in September, hampered the ginseng harvest in Lincoln and Marathon counties. The delayed harvest resulted in root rot; the root is the part of the ginseng plant that is harvested for use. Ginseng crop losses ranged as high as 75 percent in the counties.

Gov. Walker's letter regarding Burnett and Polk counties cited wet spring conditions that delayed soybean planting two to three weeks. Then a killing frost hit in mid-September, ending the growing season prematurely. As much as 36 percent of the soybean crop was lost.

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