Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
41°F
Dew Point
27°F
Humidity
57%
Wind
ESE at 10 mph
Barometer
30.10 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:12 a.m.
Sunset
07:42 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 47 to 37 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 12 and 16 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
47°F / 36°F
Light Rain
Thursday
50°F / 27°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
48°F / 26°F
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday
42°F / 27°F
Light Rain
Sunday
49°F / 38°F
Scattered Showers
Monday
48°F / 35°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
49°F / 35°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 47 to a low of 36 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 12 and 18 miles per hour from the southeast. 0.12 inches of rain are expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 37 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 16 miles per hour from the southeast. Rain amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are predicted.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 50 to a low of 27 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 16 and 18 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.

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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