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Weather data for Easthampton MA.  Forecast values begin September 24, 2017
Potential preharvest weather influences on
Storability, Preharvest Drop, Color, and Storage scald risk
     The August mean temperature was more than 1 degree F below the long term average.  Observations in Western NY have associated below normal August temperature with increased susceptibility of fruit to Low Temperature Injury during CA storage.
The McIntosh 10% drop date is only estimated after the date
of starch index at 3.5 to 4.5 is reported.
Date of first optimum weather for fruit coloring
is not estimated until date McIntosh expected to reach starch index 4.0 is within forecast range.
   Too few (<165) chill hours expected by end of 10-day forecast on October 3 for reduced scaled risk and DPA dose.
Date Estimated cumulative chilling hours below 50 F
(threshold is 165 for reduced scald risk)
Interpretation of
accumulated chilling hours
Sep 24 35 too few chill hours for DPA reduction
Sep 25 35 too few chill hours for DPA reduction
Sep 26 35 too few chill hours for DPA reduction
Sep 27 35 too few chill hours for DPA reduction
Sep 28 35 too few chill hours for DPA reduction
Sep 29 35 too few chill hours for DPA reduction
Sep 30 39 too few chill hours for DPA reduction
Oct 1 45 too few chill hours for DPA reduction
Oct 2 49 too few chill hours for DPA reduction
Oct 3 54 too few chill hours for DPA reduction
Oct 4 59 too few chill hours for DPA reduction
Oct 5 61 too few chill hours for DPA reduction