A forecast of up to three inches of snow on the Greater Red Bank Green didn’t quite pan out Monday — we got flurries that amounted to zip. But, undeterred, the National Weather Service is now forecasting up that to five inches of snow may fall between Monday night and early Wednesday morning, with the “most likely” snowfall total pegged at about two inches, as seen in the forecast map at right. (Photos by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
Commuters on the Greater Red Bank Green could be in for a messy Monday. The National Weather Service has forecast a snowfall between 5 a.m. and 1 p.m, that’s expected to lay one to three inches of snow on the northern New Jersey shore. A coastal flood warning is also in effect for low-lying areas through 10 p.m.
Above, the effects of a snowfall on Friday surrounded a runner on Rumson Road in Fair Haven Saturday afternoon. (Photos by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
A soggy blanket of snow on the Greater Red Bank Green made for a pretty scene at the Red Bank train station, above, and some slushy stepping on Chestnut Street Friday morning, right. It also triggered a snow day for many area students, including those at the Red Bank district and charter schools.
The National Weather Service forecasts the snowfall will taper off around 10 a.m., leaving two-to-four inches, as temperatures settle into the mid-30s. (Photos by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
Two weeks after a blizzard dropped two feet of snow on the Greater Red Bank Green, the powder is likely to return Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued an advisory that warns over rain turning to snow around 1 a.m. and continuing until about noontime, with accumulations of up to four inches forecast in our area. Meantime, impacts on rush hour commutes are expected. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
After a daylong blizzard, residents of the Greater Red Bank Green awoke Sunday to about two feet of snow and flooding of low-lying areas, including South Ward Avenue and Grant Avenue in Rumson, above. By noon, the clearing of cars, roads and sidewalks was well underway, aided by cloudless skies and temperatures heading into the low 30s. Click “read more” for additional photos. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
For emphasis, Mother Nature is planning a blizzard that’s expected to bring “extremely dangerous” travel conditions and possible power outages as a result of heavy wet snow, strong wind gusts and flooding, the National Weather Service forecasts. The region is expected to get about a foot of snow between Friday night and early Sunday morning, the NWS says. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Broad Street in Red Bank following a December, 2010 snowstorm. Below, a forecast map from the National Weather Service indicates a snowfall of 14 inches is “most likely” in on the Greater Red Bank Green this weekend, but could range as high as 22 inches. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Late in the morning, crews from the Red Bank public utilities began laying salt brine on every street in town in an effort to keep the roads safe and delay the start of plowing efforts, DPU director Cliff Keen told redbankgreen.
“I think we’re ready,” said Keen, who’s overseeing his first snow challenge since replacing Gary Watson as department head last month. Most of the department’s staff was also on board for the 2010 blizzard, he notes.
Lynne Perry-Szwede, behind the bar, reminisced with Mary Orr, above, while Feli Donato and Mike Sakowski took a last turn at the pool table at Harry’s Lobster House. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
By SUSAN ERICSON
In the end, it was more about the sounds than the food as musicians and music lovers jammed Harry’s Lobster House in Sea Bright Sunday night.
With no specific plans in the near future, longtime owner Lou Jacoubs said he’d decided to retire and close the Ocean Avenue restaurant, which had been in operation for 83 years.
“I’m 65 years old,” he said. “It’s been good, but it’s time to go.”
After 82 years in business, Harry’s Lobster House in Sea Bright is closing Sunday, when owner/chef Lou Jacoubs and longtime manager Lynne Perry-Szwede will host a goodbye party.
Jacoubs declined immediate comment, except to say that he expects to lease the Ocean Avenue space to another restaurant under a new name. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
A stand-up paddler got close to the dolphin in the Shrewsbury River between Sea Bright and Rumson last week. Marine experts say humans and boats should keep away from the animal. (Photo by Scott Longfield. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Without much public notice, a lone bottlenose dolphin has been plying the Shrewsbury River for the past seven months, according to wildlife advocates who are growing concerned about its safety as temperatures drop and its food supply diminishes.
As it has in the past, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries unit regards the dolphin’s presence as a not unusual, and said the animal appears to be healthy.
But Bob Schoelkopf, founder and director of the independent Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, expressed frustration that NOAA hasn’t done anything to guide the dolphin northward through the strait that leads into Sandy Hook Bay, and that colder temperatures make such an effort more dangerous for humans.
By SUSAN ERICSON
Your local bartender has some advice on how to stay safe while having an enjoyable celebration. It starts with a plan — and, possibly, a designated driver.
Picking up an effort previously spearheaded by the borough police, the Sea Bright volunteer fire and first aid squads have scheduled a toy drive for Wednesday, December 2, Fire Chief Walter Olenhaus of Sea Bright Fire & Rescue tells redbankgreen.
Local veterans saluted as the Red Bank Charter School choir sang ‘The Star-Spangled’ at a Veterans Day commemoration in downtown Red Bank Wednesday. Mayor Red Bank Menna told a small crowd gathered at the Veterans Monument at Monmouth Street and Drummond Place that the annual event honored “the unstinting service and selfless loyalty” given by generations of men and women who have served in the military.
At right, the duo known as Williams Honor sang an original song, and below, charter school eighth-grader Jonathan Rivera played bagpipes to open and close the ceremony. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
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We’ve also got some information down near the bottom on what you need to bring to a polling station in order to vote; how to operate the voting machines; and what do do when things go awry.