Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Partly Cloudy
Temperature
84°F
Dew Point
72°F
Humidity
68%
Wind
SSE at 9 mph
Barometer
29.84 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:16 a.m.
Sunset
07:38 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 75 to 82 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 13 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Friday
82°F / 66°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
79°F / 57°F
Light Rain
Sunday
79°F / 57°F
Light Rain
Monday
73°F / 55°F
Scattered Showers
Tuesday
76°F / 55°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
79°F / 59°F
Sunny
Thursday
79°F / 61°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 82 to a low of 66 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 18 miles per hour from the south. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 79 to 73 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 11 and 16 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 73 to 66 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 18 miles per hour from the east. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 79 to a low of 57 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 9 miles per hour from the eastnortheast. 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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