March 28. 2013 7:00AM - Last modified: March 28. 2013 7:23AM

CHIPPEWA FALLS – Maple syrup season predicted to be sweeter

  
Last year’s unseasonably warm weather took a toll on the Chippewa Valley’s maple syrup output, but local producers say the cooler conditions this year have improved the 2013 outlook significantly.


Syrup flows best in conditions where daytime highs hit the low 40s and overnight lows are in the 20s. Last year, temperatures got into the high 60s in March, which caused sap to stop flowing. But producers say this year’s temperatures are just right, and they’re hoping production will return to normal levels.

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