Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
93°F
Dew Point
66°F
Humidity
41%
Wind
SW at 20 mph
Barometer
29.56 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:46 a.m.
Sunset
08:20 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 90 to 77 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 15 and 22 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Sunday
90°F / 55°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
72°F / 53°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
75°F / 52°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
77°F / 52°F
Light Rain
Thursday
64°F / 49°F
Light Rain
Friday
70°F / 49°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
72°F / 49°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Sunday...Temperatures will range from a high of 90 to a low of 55 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 9 and 22 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. 0.59 inches of rain are expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 75 to 66 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 11 and 16 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 63 to 55 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 10 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 72 to a low of 53 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 17 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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