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 OCTOBER 10, 2014

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       FRIDAY'S FORECAST (10/10/14) WILL BE THE LAST OF THE SEASON
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RAINFALL AMOUNTS...HALF TO ONE INCH WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING, NONE SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
WINDS FOR SPRAYING...NORTH/NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH THROUGH SATURDAY.
RELATIVE HUMIDITY IN PERCENT...60 TO 70 TODAY, NEAR 100 TONIGHT,
45 TO 55 SATURDAY.
DEW POINTS...40 TO 45 TODAY THEN RISING TO NEAR 50 TONIGHT AND EARLY
SATURDAY THEN DROPPING INTO THE 40S LATER SATURDAY.
DRYING CONDITIONS...FAIR THIS MORNING THEN TURNING POOR DURING THE
AFTERNOON, POOR EARLY SATURDAY THEN BECOMING FAIR BY AFTERNOON.
FROST FREEZE OR DEW...NO DEW BUT WETTING IN PRECIPITATION IS LIKELY
TONIGHT, HEAVY DEW SATURDAY NIGHT.
PERCENT OF POSSIBLE SUNSHINE...LESS THAN 10 TODAY, 30 SATURDAY.

THERE IS A 70 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.

TEMPERATURES IN THE REPRESENTATIVE CRANBERRY BOGS WILL REMAIN ABOVE
FREEZING DUE TO CLOUDS AND RAINFALL TONIGHT, 27 TO 31 SATURDAY NIGHT
AND 23 TO 28 SUNDAY NIGHT.

LATE SEASON HAY CUTTING WILL SEE SIGNIFICANT WETTING LATER TODAY
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. DRIER AIR SHOULD MOVE IN LATER SATURDAY
THROUGH MONDAY WITH ANOTHER RISK OF SHOWERS TUESDAY.

SOIL MOISTURE CONTINUES VERY SHORT BUT SHOULD IMPROVE LATER TODAY
THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY.

THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR THE PERIOD OCTOBER 17TH TO
OCTOBER 23RD IS CALLING FOR TEMPERATURES TO AVERAGE ABOVE NORMAL AND
PRECIPITATION TO AVERAGE NEAR NORMAL.


      Climate summary for the week ending 8am   10/6/2014

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 58 DEGREES NORTH 62 DEGREES CENTRAL

AND 62 DEGREES SOUTH. EXTREMES WERE 80 DEGREES AT

FLEMINGTON AND FREEHOLD ON THE 30TH AND 1ST, AND 27

DEGREES AT BELVIDERE ON THE 6TH.

WEEKLY RAINFALL AVERAGED 0.74 INCHES NORTH, 0.61 INCHES

CENTRAL, AND 0.54 INCHES SOUTH.  THE HEAVIEST 24 HOUR TOTAL

REPORTED WAS 0.79 INCHES AT CHARLOTTEBURG ON THE 4TH TO 5TH.



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      10/6/2014

                      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      0.41 21.09*         75  27  54
CHARLOTTEBURG         0.84 27.13          78  38  60
FLEMINGTON            0.97 29.95          80  35  61
FREEHOLD              0.99 27.66          80  37  61
LONG BRANCH                32.55  (THRU 9/24)
NEW BRUNSWICK         0.49 29.28          79  37  62
TRENTON               0.36 25.25          78  39  62
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE  0.36 25.33          77  41  64
DOWNSTOWN             0.78 31.46          79  38  62
HAMMONTON             0.98 31.18          77  38  61
POMONA                0.46 29.44          77  39  62
SEABROOK              0.39 30.10          77  39  62
SOUTH HARRISON        0.25 29.64          80  41  63


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