Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
77°F
Dew Point
70°F
Humidity
79%
Wind
SE at 5 mph
Barometer
29.89 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:07 a.m.
Sunset
07:52 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 70 to 79 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 10 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Thursday
79°F / 70°F
Mostly Cloudy
Friday
82°F / 64°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
75°F / 64°F
Light Rain
Sunday
89°F / 69°F
Light Rain
Monday
81°F / 68°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
84°F / 68°F
Light Rain
Wednesday
80°F / 66°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 79 to a low of 70 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 11 miles per hour from the southsoutheast. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 78 to 73 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 11 miles per hour from the southeast. There is a slight chance of rain.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 72 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 82 to a low of 64 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 12 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.

Extension service agent shares climate observations

Nov. 25, 2013 | 0 comments

FOND DU LAC

During his 25 years as the crops, soils, and horticulture agent for the University of Wisconsin Extension Service in Fond du Lac County, Mike Rankin has kept a close tab on the weather and climate patterns.

Rankin shared some of those observations during an introductory presentation at the 2013 pest management update meeting. He pointed out that what he described as climate change is definitely affecting the growing season, what kinds of pests bother crops, and how control of those pests should be handled.

For example, Rankin noted that the average date of the first significant frost or killing freeze in Fond du Lac County is eight-12 days later than what it had been. He also cited the world-wide findings that the parts per million of atmospheric carbon dioxide, which affects air temperature, had risen from 310 in 1960 to as high as 390 in some parts of the world today.

While polling the more than 60 attendees, however, Rankin learned than a significant minority did not agree with the belief that "climate change" is occurring or has taken place. They would assign it to "natural variation" in the weather or climate instead.

Whatever one's current belief on the topic, Rankin invited everyone to check what he characterized as a very readable and understandable Wisconsin Climate Changed Initiative summary report that was issued in 2011. It is available on the www.wicci.wisc.edu website.

For very detailed and localized current and historical weather data, Rankin also referred interested persons to the www.wunderground.com website.

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