Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CST
Cloudy
Temperature
16°F
Dew Point
12°F
Humidity
83%
Wind
CM at 0 mph
Barometer
30.12 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
07:22 a.m.
Sunset
04:57 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 20 to 14 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 4 and 8 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Sunday
20°F / 14°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
32°F / 16°F
Snow Showers
Tuesday
30°F / 19°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
28°F / 19°F
Light Snow
Thursday
29°F / 10°F
Mostly Cloudy
Friday
15°F / 9°F
Light Snow
Saturday
20°F / 13°F
Light Snow
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CST
Sunday...Temperatures will range from a high of 20 to a low of 14 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 8 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 14 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 7 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 32 to a low of 16 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 15 miles per hour from the northwest. 2.30 inches of snow are 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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