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Agricultural Forecast




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FORECASTS FOR THE 2015 SEASON WILL BE AVAILABLE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 
AND WILL BE MISSING SEVERAL WEEKS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON.  IT IS LIKELY 
THAT 2015 WILL BE THE LAST YEAR FOR THIS PRODUCT.
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AGRICULTURAL WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NEW JERSEY
AND SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
ISSUED BY RUTGERS UNIVERSITY NEW BRUNSWICK NJ
8 AM EDT MONDAY APRIL 27, 2015


RAINFALL AMOUNTS...LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING THE NONE LATER TONIGHT AND TUESDAY.
WINDS FOR SPRAYING...NORTH/NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH THROUGH TUESDAY.
RELATIVE HUMIDITY IN PERCENT...30 TO 40 TODAY, 80 TO 90 TONIGHT,
30 TO 40 TUESDAY.
DEW POINTS...LOW TO MID 30S THROUGH TUESDAY.
DRYING CONDITIONS...FAIR TO GOOD TODAY AND TUESDAY.
FROST FREEZE OR DEW...LIGHT DEW WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
WETTING IN AN EARLY SHOWER TONIGHT AND LIGHT DEW TUESDAY NIGHT.
PERCENT OF POSSIBLE SUNSHINE...30 TODAY, 90 TUESDAY.

THERE IS LESS THAN A 20 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 COULD DROP TO 24 TO 28
IF WINDS SUBSIDE AND SKIES CLEAR TONIGHT AND 22 TO 26 TUESDAY NIGHT.

FOUR INCH SOIL TEMPERATURES ARE GENERALLY IN THE LOW TO MID 50S AND WILL
LIKELY HOLD STEADY FOR MOST OF THE WEEK.

EARLY SEASON HAY CUTTING WILL BE FAIRLY GOOD THROUGH WEDNESDAY WITH ONLY
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF A FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

SOIL MOISTURE LEVELS SHOULD DECREASE SOMEWHAT DURING THE WEEK WITH LIMITED
PRECIPITATION BUT COOL TEMPERATURES.

TEMPERATURES THIS WINTER WERE MUCH BELOW NORMAL AND PRODUCED SUFFICIENT 
CHILLING UNITS FOR PEACHES.  PRESSURE FROM INSECTS SHOULD BE SIMILAR TO 2014
DUE TO SIGNIFICANT WINTER KILL FROM MUCH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR THE PERIOD MAY 4TH TO 10TH IS CALLING 
FOR TEMPERATURES TO AVERAGE ABOVE NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION TO AVERAGE BELOW NORMAL.