Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
37°F
Dew Point
20°F
Humidity
50%
Wind
N at 15 mph
Barometer
30.39 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
07:32 a.m.
Sunset
05:48 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 36 to 39 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 15 and 22 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Friday
39°F / 27°F
Sunny
Saturday
43°F / 27°F
Sunny
Sunday
50°F / 29°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
49°F / 32°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
48°F / 32°F
Scattered Showers
Wednesday
47°F / 32°F
Light Rain
Thursday
40°F / 27°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 39 to a low of 27 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 7 and 22 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 33 to 27 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 8 and 13 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 27 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 43 to a low of 27 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 0 and 8 miles per hour from the south. 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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