Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Rain
Temperature
39°F
Dew Point
33°F
Humidity
79%
Wind
CM at 0 mph
Barometer
30.09 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:01 a.m.
Sunset
07:50 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 52 to 41 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 10 miles per hour from the southeast. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
52°F / 38°F
Light Rain
Thursday
52°F / 38°F
Light Rain
Friday
58°F / 28°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
48°F / 28°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
39°F / 30°F
Light Rain
Monday
39°F / 30°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
45°F / 30°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 52 to a low of 38 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 9 and 13 miles per hour from the eastsoutheast. 0.22 inches of rain are expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 40 to 38 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 11 miles per hour from the east. Rain amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are predicted.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 52 to a low of 38 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 13 and 17 miles per hour from the southeast. 0.49 inches of rain are 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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