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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 OCTOBER 9, 2015

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                 THIS IS THE FINAL FORECAST 
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RAINFALL AMOUNTS...ONE TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY TONIGHT, NONE SATURDAY.
WINDS FOR SPRAYING...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH TODAY AND EARLY TONIGHT
THEN SHIFTING TO THE NORTH/NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH LATER TONIGHT AND
SATURDAY.
RELATIVE HUMIDITY IN PERCENT...50 TO 60 TODAY, 90 TO 100 
TONIGHT, 35 TO 45 SATURDAY.
DEW POINTS...NEAR 60 TODAY, THEN DROPPING TO THE UPPER 30S BY LATER
SATURDAY.
DRYING CONDITIONS... FAIR THIS MORNING BUT TURNING POOR THIS AFTERNOON,
GOOD SATURDAY.
FROST FREEZE OR DEW...SOME DEW AS WELL AS WETTING IN SHOWERS EARLY TONIGHT,
HEAVY DEW WITH SOME LIGHT SCATTERED FROST POSSIBLE IN THE MORE SENSITIVE
INLAND LOCATIONS.
PERCENT OF POSSIBLE SUNSHINE...20 TODAY, 90 SATURDAY.


THERE IS A 60 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 BOG WILL REMAIN ABOVE FREEZING
TONIGHT, BUT COULD FALL TO 25 TO 29 SATURDAY NIGHT.

LATE SEASON HAY CUTTING WILL SEE A MODERATE RISK OF WETTING THIS
AFTERNOON BUT THEN DRY WEATHER SHOULD RETURN FOR SATURDAY THROUGH
TUESDAY.

SOIL MOISTURE IS GENERALLY FAVORABLE IN MOST LOCATIONS.

THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR THE PERIOD OCTOBER 16TH TO 
OCTOBER 22ND IS CALLING FOR TEMPERATURES TO AVERAGE NEAR NORMAL AND 
PRECIPITATION TO TOTAL NEAR NORMAL.