Why is the RRAF showing winter risk today?

Although it's sunny in most of Wisconsin today, the NWS is predicting snow within the next week, which will likely melt and cause runoff.

The forecast model is programmed to "look ahead" for ten days under winter conditions, since manure spread atop snow or frozen soil is vulnerable to runoff for a much longer period.

As always, you should apply your knowledge of the local landscape and conditions when making spreading decisions.