Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:16 AM CST
Foggy
Temperature
43°F
Dew Point
43°F
Humidity
100%
Wind
SSE at 6 mph
Barometer
29.73 in. F
Visibility
0.25 mi.
Sunrise
07:01 a.m.
Sunset
04:25 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 37 to 40 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 10 miles per hour from the south. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
7-Day Forecast
Saturday
44°F / 37°F
Light Rain
Sunday
47°F / 33°F
Light Rain
Monday
33°F / 16°F
Light Snow
Tuesday
16°F / 7°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
30°F / 13°F
Light Snow
Thursday
19°F / -5°F
Snow Showers
Friday
10°F / -5°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:16 AM CST
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 44 to a low of 37 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 16 miles per hour from the south. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 41 to 44 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 9 and 16 miles per hour from the south. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
Sunday...Temperatures will range from a high of 47 to a low of 33 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 12 and 16 miles per hour from the south. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.

Hot weather this week good

for South Dakota row crops

Aug. 22, 2013 | 0 comments

The hot weather forecast couldn't come at a better time for South Dakota farmers with row crops in the fields.

Crops such as corn aren't as mature as they should be, and they're in need of hot weather to push them along, said Tim Luken, general manager of Oahe Grain Corp. in Onida.

South Dakota farmers are producing a big corn crop this year. The federal Agriculture Department projects the crop at 731 million bushels, up 37 percent from last year.

Temperatures in much of the state are forecast to be in the 90s - approaching 100 in central South Dakota - and a big cool-down doesn't appear likely for a while, according to Taylor Trogdon, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Aberdeen.

State Climatologist Dennis Todey said the warm weather is welcome, but farmers also need the first freeze of fall to hold off.

"The next one to two weeks are projected to be above average in temperature overall," Todey said. "That will help push crop development along at a quicker pace. But that will not be enough. We need at least average temperatures to continue through September, if not above-average temperatures.

"If that happens and we have a near-average or later freeze date, we are in good shape," he said. "If we turn cool and/or have an early freeze, that would be a problem."

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