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July 21, 2016
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Weather Outlook – July 21, 2016

From Jessica Spaccio, NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University

Last week temperatures ranged from normal to 4 degrees above normal. Precipitation ranged from a tenth to 2 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 110 to 170.

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Heat & humidity return…

Today will be sunny with temperatures warming into the 80’s and low 90’s. Overnight lows will be in the 60’s and low 70’s with strong thunderstorms possible (gusty winds).

Friday will be humid with highs in the mid 80’s to low 90’s with showers and thunderstorms likely with a passing cold front, some possibly severe (large hail, damaging winds possible). Lows will be in the 60’s to low 70’s.

Saturday high pressure will bring sunny, still humid conditions with temperatures in the 80’s and low 90’s. Overnight temperatures will be in the mid 60’s to low 70’s.

Sunday highs will be in the mid 80’s to low 90’s with continued high humidity. Overnight temperatures will be in the mid 60’s to low 70’s with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Monday the chance of showers and thunderstorms continues in the morning, highs will continue to be above normal in the mid 80’s to low 90’s. Lows will be in the mid 60’s to low 70’s.

Tuesday temperatures will be more seasonable in the 80’s.  Lows will be in the 60’s.

Wednesday temperatures will be in the 80’s. Lows will be in the 60’s.

The five-day precipitation amounts will range from ¼” to 1.5” .

The 8-14 day outlook (July 28 – August 3) shows an increased chance (50-60%) for above normal temperatures and an increased chance (33-40%) for above normal precipitation.

The Drought Monitor: For the last 30 days, precipitation is below 25 percent of normal. Stream flows at all levels (1-, 7-, 14-, and 28-day) are reaching into the tenth percentiles. Moderate to Severe drought (D1-D2) was expanded to cover these high impact areas in western NY. New York issued the first statewide drought watch since 2002.

Maps of 8-14 day outlooks:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/814day/index.php

National Weather Service watch/warnings map:
http://www.weather.gov/erh/

US Drought Monitor:
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home.aspx

CLIMOD2 (NRCC data interface):
http://climodtest.nrcc.cornell.edu

 

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July 20, 2016
by Cornell Field Crops
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IMG_2264Perennial grains, a novel crop to protect soil! Help researchers inform work on this crop by answering a short survey: http://bit.ly/29XOm6Y

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2016 Aurora Farm Field Day in Pictures

July 18, 2016 by Cornell Field Crops

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July 15, 2016
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Weather Outlook – July 14, 2016

From Jessica Spaccio, NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University

Last week temperatures ranged from normal to 6 degrees above normal, with the warmest temperatures south of Lake Ontario. Precipitation ranged from a tenth to 2 inches for most areas with isolated areas getting 2 to over 4 inches. Western NY continues to receive the least rain. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 90 to 190.

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Hot & humid, sever weather possible Thursday, nice for the weekend…

Friday there will be a possibility of scattered showers and thunderstorms, with highs in the 80’s and some low 90’s and decreasing humidity. Lows will be in 50’s to low 60’s.

Saturday temperatures will be in the 70’s to low 80’s with mostly dry conditions, but isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible. Overnight temperatures will be in the 50’s to low 60’s.

Sunday will be dry with highs in the 80’s. Overnight temperatures will be in the mid 50’s to low 60’s.

Monday temperatures will be in the 80’s and a few 90’s with a chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 50’s to low 60’s.

Tuesday temperatures will be in the mid 70’s to mid 80’s with a chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 50’s and 60’s

Wednesday temperatures will be in the upper 70’s to 80’s with rain possible. Lows will be in the upper 50’s and 60’s.

The five-day precipitation amounts will range from ¼” to 2” , ranging from the lowest amounts in southeast NY and the highest amounts east of Lake Ontario.

The 8-14 day outlook (July 21-27) shows an increased chance (50-60%) for above normal temperatures. The NWS has issued an hazards outlook for the western part of the state for July 21-23 for a slight risk (20%) of much above normal temperatures. http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/threats/probhazards_d8_14_contours.png

Most of the state has equal chances for above or below normal precipitation. Southeast NY has an increased chance(33-40%) for below normal precipitation.

The Drought Monitor: Two new D2 areas (Severe Drought) were added in western New York and the Finger Lakes Region where the lowest indices and largest departures were found (90-day deficits of 4-6 inches). USGS 7-day average stream flows reached record low values on July 12 in western New York. In areas with locally heavy rain, some slight improvement was made (east-central New York, extreme northern parts of New York).

Maps of 8-14 day outlooks:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/814day/index.php

National Weather Service watch/warnings map:
http://www.weather.gov/erh/

US Drought Monitor:
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home.aspx

CLIMOD2 (NRCC data interface):
http://climodtest.nrcc.cornell.edu

 

 

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July 13, 2016
by Cornell Field Crops
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2016 Aurora Farm Field Day Program

Banner ImageThe 2016 Aurora Farm Field Day is being held on Thursday, July 14th at the Musgrave Research Farm in Aurora, NY (1256 Poplar Ridge Road).  

Registration and a light breakfast begin at 9 am with the program beginning at 9:40 am.  The full schedule and program for the day are available here.  Maps of presentation locations will be available at the event.

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July 8, 2016
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NY farmers to get access to crop insurance for malting barley

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York farmers who want to grow malting barley for the growing craft beer industry are getting some help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says starting next year, crop insurance will be available for malting barley in four New York counties. If a farmer who has a contract to sell malting barley has a crop failure, the insurance can pay up to 1.85 times the established market price for the loss.

The state’s farm brewing law passed in 2012 requires that a certain percentage of grain used in production must be grown in New York. But the state’s climate makes it risky to grow barley of the quality needed for malting.

The craft brewing industry says crop insurance will help increase barley production in New York.

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July 7, 2016
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Weather Outlook – July 7, 2016

From Jessica Spaccio, NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University

Last week temperatures were within 2 degrees of normal for most of the state, parts of southeastern NY were 2 to 6 degrees below normal. Precipitation ranged from a tenth to 1 inch for most areas with isolated areas getting over an inch. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 60 to 140.

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Hot & humid closing out the week, unsettled weather through Saturday, cooler over the weekend…

Today a week cold front will bring a chance of scattered showers & thunderstorms with temperatures in the mid 80’s to low 90’s. Overnight lows will be in the 60’s.

Friday another cold front will bring the possibility of scattered showers and thunderstorms, isolated torrential rainfall and flooding possible, with highs in the mid 80’s to low 90’s. Lows will be in mid 60’s to low 70’s.

Saturday temperatures will be cooler in the 80’s with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Overnight temperatures will be in the 60’s.

Sunday’s highs will be below normal in the 70’s. Overnight temperatures will be in the mid 50’s to low 60’s.

Monday temperatures will be in the upper 70’s to mid 80’s. Lows will be in the mid 50’s to low 60’s.

Tuesday temperatures will be in the 80’s.  Lows will be in the 60’s

Wednesday temperatures will be in the 80’s with rain possible. Lows will be in the 60’s.

The five-day precipitation amounts will range from ½” to 2” , ranging from the lowest amounts in western NY and the highest amounts in northeast NY.

The 8-14 day outlook (July 14-20) shows an increased chance for above normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.

The Drought Monitor: Moderate Drought conditions have expanded in western NY. The moderate rains in central New York, Long Island, and southern sections of New York prevented deterioration, but was not enough for any improvement. Still, several areas missed out on the beneficial rains, including the eastern Great Lakes region (western New York). The subnormal precipitation has persisted long enough that impacts were being observed across much of the region, along with near- to record low 1-, 7-, 14-, and 28-day average USGS stream flows in parts the eastern Great Lakes region.   July 3 USDA/NASS statistics for statewide topsoil moisture rated short or very short included 51% for New York.

Maps of 8-14 day outlooks:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/814day/index.php

National Weather Service watch/warnings map:
|http://www.weather.gov/erh/

US Drought Monitor:
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home.aspx

CLIMOD2 (NRCC data interface):
http://climodtest.nrcc.cornell.edu

 

 

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