Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CST
Clear
Temperature
31°F
Dew Point
15°F
Humidity
51%
Wind
SW at 12 mph
Barometer
30.07 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:26 a.m.
Sunset
05:51 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 26 to 31 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 10 and 18 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Friday
31°F / 19°F
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday
35°F / 18°F
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday
38°F / 18°F
Mostly Cloudy
Monday
33°F / 20°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
38°F / 26°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
34°F / 26°F
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday
46°F / 34°F
Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CST
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 31 to a low of 19 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 18 miles per hour from the southwest. Less than 1 inch of snow is possible.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 26 to 22 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 12 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 19 to 24 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 9 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 35 to a low of 18 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 21 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. No precipitation is expected.

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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