Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Partly Cloudy
Temperature
76°F
Dew Point
65°F
Humidity
69%
Wind
WSW at 10 mph
Barometer
29.67 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:20 a.m.
Sunset
07:33 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 69 to 74 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 11 and 15 miles per hour from the southwest. Rain amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are predicted.
7-Day Forecast
Monday
74°F / 56°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
76°F / 56°F
Sunny
Wednesday
80°F / 56°F
Scattered Showers
Thursday
80°F / 54°F
Light Rain
Friday
66°F / 44°F
Sunny
Saturday
65°F / 44°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
68°F / 47°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 74 to a low of 56 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 15 miles per hour from the west. 0.14 inches of rain are expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 68 to 58 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 10 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 57 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 76 to a low of 56 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 5 and 13 miles per hour from the westsouthwest. 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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