Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CST
Light Snow
Temperature
30°F
Dew Point
28°F
Humidity
92%
Wind
W at 13 mph
Barometer
29.37 in. F
Visibility
0.75 mi.
Sunrise
07:03 a.m.
Sunset
04:23 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 35 to 30 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 17 miles per hour from the west. Anticipate snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches.
7-Day Forecast
Monday
35°F / 20°F
Snow
Tuesday
26°F / 18°F
Sunny
Wednesday
34°F / 14°F
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday
18°F / 9°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
33°F / 15°F
Snow
Saturday
35°F / 17°F
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday
21°F / 10°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CST
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 35 to a low of 20 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 12 and 19 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. 3.90 inches of snow are expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 29 to 26 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 14 and 19 miles per hour from the northwest. Expect snow accumulation of less than one inch.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 26 to 23 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 13 miles per hour from the northwest.
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 26 to a low of 18 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 5 and 12 miles per hour from the south. Less than 1 inch of snow is possible.

Four-alarm fire destroys barn at egg farm

Feb. 4, 2014 | 0 comments

LA GRANGE (AP)

Authorities are investigating a fire that went to four alarms and destroyed a barn at a large southeastern Wisconsin egg farm.

The fire was reported around 7:45 p.m. Friday at the S&R Egg Farm in La Grange in Walworth County. The company said in a statement Saturday that one of its 14 barns at the site was a total loss, but no people were injured.

An estimated 300,000 chickens were housed in the barn, WISN-TV reported. Firefighters said firewalls helped protect other buildings.

The company statement did not provide a damage estimate or say how many chickens were killed, and CEO Dan Gorecki did not immediately return a call seeking details.

The company said it plans to rebuild the barn and that all its other barns remain in full production. There was no damage to the company offices or its egg processing and packaging facilities and no chemicals were involved in the fire, the statement said. The statement said no further information will be released until the investigation is finished.

S&R Egg Farm is a third-generation, family-owned business founded in 1958. The company's website says it produces up to two million eggs a year and distributes them across the country.

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