Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
63°F
Dew Point
61°F
Humidity
93%
Wind
WSW at 17 mph
Barometer
29.68 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:21 a.m.
Sunset
08:27 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 71 to 60 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 19 miles per hour from the south.
7-Day Forecast
Tuesday
71°F / 57°F
Cloudy
Wednesday
80°F / 55°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
81°F / 60°F
Scattered Showers
Friday
76°F / 43°F
Light Rain
Saturday
58°F / 33°F
Sunny
Sunday
60°F / 33°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
68°F / 38°F
Sunny
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 71 to a low of 57 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 15 and 20 miles per hour from the westsouthwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 59 to 57 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 16 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 80 to a low of 55 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 11 and 21 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.

Grim reports coming in

of tart cherry frost damage

April 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Northern Michigan's tart cherry growers are starting to report serious damage from a hard freeze that followed a late-winter heat wave.

A weeklong hot spell in mid-March triggered widespread budding well ahead of normal. Then typical cold weather returned, with temperatures dipping into the 20s on the night of March 25.

Longtime Leelanau County fruit farmer Dave Alpers has 550 acres of tart cherries and 100 acres of sweet cherries in Leland and Suttons Bay townships, about 15 miles north of Traverse City.

He's finding 80 to 90 percent of the buds on the area's tart cherries have been killed, as have about 40 to 60 percent of the apple buds.

The northwestern Lower Peninsula produces about four-fifths of U.S. tart cherries.

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