Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CST
Clear
Temperature
21°F
Dew Point
-2°F
Humidity
36%
Wind
S at 8 mph
Barometer
30.55 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:36 a.m.
Sunset
05:44 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 19 to 13 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 7 and 11 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Saturday
19°F / 9°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
29°F / 10°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
26°F / 11°F
Snow Showers
Tuesday
23°F / -4°F
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Wednesday
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Thursday
11°F / -11°F
Mostly Cloudy
Friday
30°F / 11°F
Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CST
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 19 to a low of 9 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 11 miles per hour from the southsouthwest. Less than 1 inch of snow is possible.
This Evening ...Temperatures will remain steady at 10 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 8 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 10 to 14 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 8 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Sunday...Temperatures will range from a high of 29 to a low of 10 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 8 and 17 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.

Indiana crops

close to being a total loss

Aug. 9, 2012 | 0 comments

Purdue University agricultural experts say crops are just weeks away from being total losses unless significant rainfall occurs.

Some crops already are beyond saving.

Only nine percent of the state's corn crop is considered good to excellent. That's down from 41 percent this time last year.

The damage to the corn crop has raised concerns about how to feed cattle whose pastures are in poor condition.

Some farmers are considering cutting their corn crops to use as cattle feed after getting just one good cutting of hay or alfalfa this year.

Hay prices have doubled, and alfalfa in the Lawrence County area is running $12 for a 60-pound bale, Purdue Extension Educator Jim Luzar told the Tribune-Star.

But the lack of moisture in corn plants has caused lethal levels of nitrate to accumulate. The failed crops must be harvested as silage and allowed to ferment so the nitrate dissipates in order to be safe, Luzar said.

Luzar said it's a tough position for farmers who were sitting pretty in May after enjoying good weather that allowed them to get crops in the ground earlier than usual.

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