Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
79°F
Dew Point
66°F
Humidity
64%
Wind
NE at 6 mph
Barometer
30.01 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:23 a.m.
Sunset
07:28 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 71 to 79 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 5 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Friday
79°F / 63°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
88°F / 63°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
89°F / 69°F
Scattered Showers
Monday
81°F / 61°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
74°F / 51°F
Scattered Showers
Wednesday
69°F / 51°F
Sunny
Thursday
74°F / 52°F
Sunny
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 79 to a low of 63 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 8 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 76 to 65 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 6 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 65 to 63 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 4 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 88 to a low of 63 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 14 miles per hour from the south. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain 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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