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No Cicadas? Thank the Rain!

May 29, 2013 Charlie Leigus

It seems even cicadas don’t like going out in the rain.   The anticipated emergence of billions of 17-year cicadas this spring _ already in full throttle from the Carolinas to central New Jersey _ has been suppressed so far in North Jersey, as wet and much cooler weather swept in this week just as the inch-long bugs were set to crawl from the ground.

  Periodical cicadas usually emerge only when the soil temperature reaches a sustained 64 degrees, and this week’s cooler air and rain have prevented that.