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WEATHER REPORT (June 29, 2020):

According to NJ State Climatologist David Robinson of Rutgers University, May 2020 was a month that produced both less rain and cooler temperatures than normal and included an unusual appearance of snow.

The statewide average temperature of 58.9° was 1.7° below the 1981–2010 normal. This ranked as the 40th coolest May since records commenced in 1895. April and May marked the first time since December 2017–January 2018 that consecutive months had below-average temperatures.

Statewide, May precipitation averaged 2.50”. This was 1.49” below normal and ranked as the 29th driest on record.

Recent, hot and dry weather is forcing full time irrigation and early cool season crops to mature/bolt quickly. As a result, greens and lettuce harvest will end sooner than normal. With continued warm temperatures, summer product will come on fast.

Please try to get out and support our New Jersey farmers by visiting on-farm markets, roadside stands and community farmers markets that are held around the state. Find a market near you. 

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