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SPRING 2014: A GRAY WEEK CONTINUES

rb fog 061014Fog-enshrouded sailboats moored in our beautiful Navesink River, as seen from Maple Cove in Red Bank Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service forecasts that cloudy, humid weather that arrived Monday will continue through Friday, and give way to sunshine for the weekend. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

LINCROFT: MONMOUTH TAKES RUGBY CUP

mfrc 042614Team captain Evan Fitzgerald scoring the game-winning try as Red Bank-based Monmouth Rugby Football Club beat Buffalo, 28-25, and took the Empire GU championship at Thompson Park in Lincroft Saturday. More details about the match are here.

Monmouth plays next weekend in New York City against New Haven RFC, winner  of the New England Rugby Union, in the first round of the Division 2 national championship tournament. (Photo by Jack Heidelberger. Click to enlarge)

 

SPRING 2014: A TOO-FAMILIAR CHILL

rb freeze 01614rb temp 041614The National Weather Service was right about that freeze warning, as residents of the Green awoke to find a dusting of snow and scrapable ice on their windshields Wednesday.

The warning remained in effect until 9 a.m. Wednesday, after which daily highs are expected to be in the upper 40s through Friday. Or so says the NWS; the weather app at right had a warmer forecast. (Click to enlarge)

 

SPRING 2014: FREEZE WARNING? PLEASE, NO…

rb spring st 041414Abundant signs of spring to the contrary, the National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning effective from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday. So swaddle your sensitive and early-blooming vegetation, bundle up, and prepare for more grumbling about the endless winter. (Click to enlarge)

 

SPRING 2014: KITE-FLYING IN LINCROFT

kiters 3 041414kiters 2 041414Eight-year-old twins Will and Kate Wrede, above, and 10-year-old brother Andrew, right, took advantage of a warm, gusty afternoon and a nearly empty parking lot on Half Mile Road in Lincroft for some kite-flying Monday. Tuesday’s outlook is much less conducive to flying kites: showers are expected throughout the day and overnight, according to the National Weather Service. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

SPRING 2014: EAR-FLAPPING WEATHER

rb dog 2 041014A dog checks out the action on sunny Monmouth Street in Red Bank last Thursday. Monday’s forecast is for partly sunny skies, temperatures reaching into the high 60s and plenty of ear-flapping breezes, with gusts of up to 30 miles per hour, weather forecasters say. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

Here’s the look-ahead for the coming week, from the National Weather Service:

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SPRING 2014: A LOFTY GOAL

rb ws lofts 2 040314A mason at work under blue skies Thursday on the West Side Lofts project now rising at the corner of Bridge Avenue and West Front Street in Red Bank. Expect light rain Friday, with temperatures reaching only the mid 40s, but plenty of sunshine and highs in the low- to mid-50s Saturday and Sunday, weather forecasters say. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

SPRING ARRIVES. HALLELUJAH.

rb wires 031814WE MADE IT! The winter of 2014, with its seemingly endless snowfalls, ends Thursday with the vernal equinox at 12:57 p.m. Thursday, according to the Old Farmers Almanac. The National Weather Service says temperatures on day one should rise into the low 50s, and skies will be mostly sunny, as they were when a crew of utility workers tackled a job at Monmouth and West streets in Red Bank earlier this week. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)