Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
58°F
Dew Point
41°F
Humidity
53%
Wind
WNW at 14 mph
Barometer
29.91 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
07:24 a.m.
Sunset
05:57 p.m.
Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 48 to 56 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 8 and 14 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Saturday
60°F / 39°F
Sunny
Sunday
61°F / 39°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
63°F / 43°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
51°F / 35°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
47°F / 35°F
Light Rain
Thursday
49°F / 27°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
40°F / 27°F
Sunny
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 60 to a low of 39 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 7 and 17 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. No precipitation is expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 60 to 55 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 10 and 17 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 51 to 44 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 8 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 43 to 40 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 8 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Sunday...Temperatures will range from a high of 61 to a low of 39 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 1 and 12 miles per hour from the southeast. 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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