Today's Agricultural Forecast


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FORECASTS FOR THE 2014 SEASON WILL BE AVAILABLE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AND
WILL BE MISSING SEVERAL WEEKS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON.
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AGRICULTURAL WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NEW JERSEY
AND SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
ISSUED BY RUTGERS UNIVERSITY NEW BRUNSWICK NJ
8 AM EDT FRIDAY JULY 25, 2014

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    THE NEXT ADVISORY AND CLIMATE SUMMARY WILL BE ISSUED MONDAY 8/4
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RAINFALL AMOUNTS...NONE THROUGH SATURDAY, QUARTER OF AN INCH WITH LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS SATURDAY NIGHT.
WINDS FOR SPRAYING...NORTH/NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH THROUGH TODAY,
SOUTHWEST 5 MPH TONIGHT, SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH SATURDAY.
RELATIVE HUMIDITY IN PERCENT...30 TO 40 TODAY, 90 TO 100 TONIGHT,
40 TO 50 SATURDAY.
DEW POINTS...NEAR 50 TODAY, MID 50S TONIGHT, LOW 60S SATURDAY.
DRYING CONDITIONS...VERY GOOD TODAY, GOOD SATURDAY.
FROST FREEZE OR DEW...LIGHT DEW TONIGHT AND SATURDAY NIGHT.
PERCENT OF POSSIBLE SUNSHINE...90 TODAY, 80 SATURDAY.

THERE IS A NEAR ZERO PERCENT PROBABILITY OF PRECIPITATION
DURING THE 12 HOUR PERIOD BEGINNING AT 8 AM AND ENDING AT
8 PM THAT COULD ADVERSELY AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF PESTICIDES
THAT REQUIRE RAIN-FREE PERIOD AFTER APPLICATION.

CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR CRANBERRY SCALD TODAY BUT
WILL PROBABLY BE UNFAVORABLE FOR SCALD SATURDAY.

HAY CUTTING WILL SEE VERY GOOD DRYING TODAY AND GOOD DRYING SATURDAY
BUT THEN WITH A RISK OF WETTING IN SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.

SOIL MOISTURE WILL DECREASE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR THE PERIOD AUGUST 1ST TO AUGUST 7TH IS
CALLING FOR TEMPERATURES TO AVERAGE NEAR NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION TO
AVERAGE ABOVE NORMAL.



      Climate summary for the week ending 8am   7/21/2014

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 70 DEGREES NORTH 73 DEGREES CENTRAL

AND 74 DEGREES SOUTH. EXTREMES WERE 92 DEGREES AT DOWNSTOWN

ON THE 15TH, AND 47 DEGREES AT BELVIDERE ON THE 20TH.

WEEKLY RAINFALL AVERAGED 1.14 INCHES NORTH, 3.10 INCHES

CENTRAL, AND 1.65 INCHES SOUTH.  THE HEAVIEST 24 HOUR TOTAL

REPORTED WAS 2.59 INCHES AT NEW BRUNSWICK ON THE 14TH TO 15TH.



THE FOLLOWING TABLE CONTAINS METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION SINCE THE
START OF THE GROWING SEASON MARCH FIRST. THE TABLE IS UPDATED EACH MONDAY
AND THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXPLANATION FOR EACH COLUMN.

WEEK=TOTAL RAINFALL FOR THE PREVIOUS 7 DAYS ENDING MONDAY MORNING
TOTAL=TOTAL RAINFALL SINCE MARCH 1ST
DEP=DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL OF RAINFALL SINCE MARCH 1ST. A NEGATIVE
SIGN INDICATES BELOW NORMAL AND NO SIGN INDICATES ABOVE NORMAL.
MX=HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THAT 7 DAY PERIOD
MN=LOWEST TEMPERATURE FOR THAT 7 DAY PERIOD
AVG=AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THAT 7 DAY PERIOD
DEP=DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL OF THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THAT 7 DAY PERIOD
TOTAL=TOTAL NUMBER OF GROWING DEGREE UNITS SINCE MARCH 1ST
DEP=DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL OF GROWING DEGREE UNITS
%FC=PERCENT OF FIELD CAPACITY (SOIL MOISTURE)



 WEATHER SUMMARY FOR THE WEEK ENDING 8 AM MONDAY      7/21/2014

                      R A I N F A L L        TEMPERATURE     GDD BASE50  MON
WEATHER STATIONS     WEEK  TOTAL    DEP   MX  MN  AVG  DEP  TOT   DEP %FC
BELVIDERE BRIDGE      0.84 16.11*         80  47  68
CHARLOTTEBURG         0.80 23.51          84  53  71
FLEMINGTON            1.77 24.60          86  54  72
FREEHOLD              3.45 21.07          90  56  73
LONG BRANCH           2.75 22.76          84  60  71
NEW BRUNSWICK         3.56 25.24          88  56  73
TRENTON               2.28 19.77          90  60  74
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE  1.34 15.19          87  60  74
DOWNSTOWN             2.53 17.85          92  56  73
HAMMONTON             1.81 17.48          91  58  74
POMONA                1.71 14.88          89  58  73
SEABROOK              0.48 16.39          91  59  76
SOUTH HARRISON        2.04 19.15          90  61  75


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