Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
44°F
Dew Point
28°F
Humidity
53%
Wind
ENE at 15 mph
Barometer
29.90 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:58 a.m.
Sunset
07:53 p.m.
Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 38 to 53 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 12 and 19 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Saturday
54°F / 28°F
Sunny
Sunday
59°F / 33°F
Sunny
Monday
61°F / 35°F
Sunny
Tuesday
61°F / 35°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
68°F / 42°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
68°F / 43°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
73°F / 49°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 54 to a low of 28 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 8 and 20 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 54 to 51 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 16 and 20 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 48 to 36 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 12 and 16 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 34 to 28 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 8 and 13 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
Sunday...Temperatures will range from a high of 59 to a low of 33 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 7 and 10 miles per hour from the northnortheast. 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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