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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 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 FRIDAY MAY 22, 2015


RAINFALL AMOUNTS...NONE THROUGH SATURDAY.
WINDS FOR SPRAYING...NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH AND GUSTY TODAY, 
NORTHWEST 5 MPH TONIGHT, NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SATURDAY.
RELATIVE HUMIDITY IN PERCENT...35 TO 45 TODAY, 90 TO 100 TONIGHT,
35 TO 45 SATURDAY.
DEW POINTS...DROPPING FROM THE MID 40S THIS MORNING TO THE UPPER 20S
BY LATER SATURDAY.
DRYING CONDITIONS...VERY GOOD TODAY AND AGAIN SATURDAY.
FROST FREEZE OR DEW...LIGHT DEW TONIGHT AND SATURDAY NIGHT.
PERCENT OF POSSIBLE SUNSHINE...90 TODAY, 90 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 A 
RAIN-FREE PERIOD AFTER APPLICATION.

TEMPERATURES IN THE REPRESENTATIVE CRANBERRY BOGS COULD DROP TO 29 TO 33
TONIGHT IF WINDS SUBSIDE AND 22 TO 26 SATURDAY NIGHT.

HAY CUTTING SHOULD BE GOOD TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY WITH THE NEXT THREAT
OF SHOWERS ON MONDAY.

SOIL MOISTURE IS IN GENERAL SHORT AND A GOOD SOAKING RAIN WOULD BE
BENEFICIAL, ALTHOUGH THERE WAS SOME IMPROVEMENT IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY.

THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR THE PERIOD MAY 29TH TO JUNE 4TH IS CALLING 
FOR TEMPERATURES TO AVERAGE ABOVE NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION TO AVERAGE ABOVE NORMAL.