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ON THE GREEN: RELATIVELY COOLER

rb cupola 072616After a string of days with temperatures in the 90s, things will cool off a bit on the Greater Red Bank Green Wednesday, according to forecasts. Under sunny skies, temperatures will peak at about 88 degrees, according to the Weather Underground, which should make work a bit easier for the crew refurbishing the cupola atop the United Methodist Church on Broad Street in Red Bank. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

RUMSON: STORM PROMPTS CANCELLATION

rumson storm 072616 1rumson storm 072616 2Tuesday’s camp activity schedule for Victory Park in Rumson was canceled after high winds and heavy rain tore through town Monday evening, leaving wires downed on Lafayette Street, above, and South Ward Avenue, right. Dozens of homes in Rumson, and hundreds in Middletown, lost electrical power in the storm, but nearly all were back online by dawn Tuesday, according to JCP&L.

Tuesday’s weather outlook is for most sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-90s. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

SEA BRIGHT: DONOVAN’S REBUILD BEGINS

donovan's 052616donovan's 071015 3Obliterated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and revived last summer as an open-air bar (seen at right), Sea Bright’s Donovan’s Reef is finally on track to having a permanent home again, NJ.com reports. The oceanfront watering hole is two weeks into a construction project that’s estimated to take about 10 months, the news site reports.

“I’m looking forward to the return of a Donovan’s that, like the rest of the new Seas Bright, is built to last,” Mayor Dina Long told NJ.com. “Donovan’s is an integral piece of the Sea Bright fabric. Without Donovan’s in Sea Bright, it feels like something’s missing.” (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

ON THE GREEN: SNOW IN FORECAST, AGAIN

rb snow 020516 3snow forecast 020816A 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)

ON THE GREEN: MORNING SNOW EXPECTED

FH runner 020616Commuters 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)

ON THE GREEN: A WET, SLUSHY BLANKET

rb snow 020516 2rb snow 020516 4A 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)

ON THE GREEN: KEEP THOSE SHOVELS HANDY

blizzard 012416 8snowforecast 020416 copyTwo 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)

ON THE GREEN: DIGGING OUT GETS UNDERWAY

blizzard 012416 3After 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)

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RED BANK: TIME-LAPSE OF VANISHING BREAD

NJ.com video reporter and Red Bank resident Brian Donohue and a colleague set up time-lapse cameras in the bread aisle of two supermarkets, including the SuperFoodtown on Broad Street, to capture a slice of the predictable, pre-blizzard stockup on staples Friday. Enjoy. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: MAJOR STORM NEARS

RB SALT brine 012116 fh ice 012116 2Salt brine markings on Spring Street in Red Bank and dozens of kids on the ice at McCarter Pond in Fair Haven signaled the late arrival of true winter on the Greater Red Bank Green Thursday.

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)

RED BANK: TOWN ISSUES STORM GUIDANCE

rb molly dome 093015The cupola of the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank appeared to glow amid a backdrop of clouds Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

With tropical storm Joaquin having been upgraded to a hurricane, the Red Bank Office of Emergency Management issued the following statement Wednesday afternoon:

The threat of Hurricane Joaquin traveling up the east coast in the days ahead has the potential to cause severe weather in Monmouth County. It’s still too early to determine how much the storm will impact our area but it is never too early to prepare.

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ON THE GREEN: MORE SCATTERED SHOWERS

rb rain 071415A man made a mad dash for his car in Red Bank’s English Plaza parking lot during a summer deluge Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service forecast for the Greater Green predicts a 60-percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day Wednesday, with temperatures peaking in the low 80s, and sunshine returning Thursday. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

SEA BRIGHT: DONOVAN’S TIKI BAR REOPENS

donovan's 071015 3With new access ramps over the sea wall, the restored tiki bar at Donovan’s was back in business Friday afternoon, as co-owner Chris Bowler announced via the signboard, below. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

donovan's 071015 1Thirty-two months after it was knocked cold by Hurricane Sandy, a Sea Bright watering hole stirred back to life in limited form Friday afternoon.

Employees of Donovan’s Reef, which had been a magnet to Wall Street millionaires and Side Street store clerks alike, threw open a fenced gate to its beachfront tiki bar shortly before 3 p.m., marking the end of a long, frustrating struggle, its owners said.

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ON THE GREEN: A BLANKET OF WHITE

rb snow 032115 2 rb snow 032115The first full day of spring 2015 began Saturday with roads clear and trees, houses and cars adorned with the prettiest snow that winter has to offer, as seen in these two photos from the corner of East Bergen Place and South Street in Red Bank. A parting gift?

The snow should vanish quickly, as temperatures were forecast to rise to the mid-40s. (Photos by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: ONE LAST BLAST OF WINTER?

rb snow prep 031915bwb. 031915The final full day of the frigid winter of 2015 saw the borough of Red Bank again laying down down brine Thursday in anticipation of a snowfall Friday.

Though the northern part of New Jersey was expected to get up to six inches of snow, the Greater Red Bank Green was in for just 1 to 3, according to the National Weather Service, with white stuff beginning to fall around 11 a.m. Popular Facebook forecaster Bob Weatherman Burger, who created the map at right, says it won’t stick to roadways and sidewalks, though.

Spring begins at 6:45 p.m., according to the Farmer’s Almanac. (Map by Bob Weatherman Burger. Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: THAW CONTINUES

rb thaw 030815 2navesink ice 030915After weeks of bitter cold and snow, a lone seagull occupied the narrowing ice of the Navesink River off Red Bank Sunday afternoon, above. By Monday evening, after a day of temperatures in the high 40s, the river ice had retreated, as seen from the Molly Pitcher Hotel Marina, at right.

The National Weather Service forecasts midday temperatures to remain in the mid-40s or higher through the rest of the week, with occasional rain. (Photos by John T. Ward and Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

 

ON THE GREEN: WARMING UP

rb thaw 030815 4rb snow 030515 7Seventy-two hours after Thursday’s snowstorm, the same view – west along Harding Road in Little Silver, toward Tower Hill – was quite different Sunday, when temperatures reached into the mid-40s under sunny skies.

The Greater Red Bank Green was said to be in for a possible glazing of ice or snow before 9 a.m. Monday, after which temperatures were expected to zoom above 50 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

ON THE GREEN: SNOW TAPERS OFF

rb snow 030515 1 rb snow 030515 4Sledders took to the hill at Tower Hill Church in Red Bank while the snow was still falling Thursday afternoon, and a passenger cleared a windshield on Broad Street, right.

Friday will likely be more a day of scraping than sledding as a storm that left about eight inches of snow began moving out and schools started announcing delayed openings for Friday morning. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

RED BANK READY FOR STORM, SAYS DPU HEAD

rb snow 012115 2Plows will roll out of the borough DPU yard on Chestnut Street starting at about 3 a.m. Thursday, says a borough official. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

As recently as Tuesday morning, “we were begging for salt,” Red Bank utilities head Gary Watson tells redbankgreen.

But by the end of the day, his department obtained a load of salt – just enough, Watson expects, to get the town through the snowstorm forecast for Wednesday night into Thursday, when 6 to 10 inches are expected to fall.

“We’re OK for this event,” Watson said Wednesday afternoon, moments after wrapping a meeting at which plowing assignments were given out.

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ON THE GREEN: ICEBOATING WEATHER

rb iceboats 022514 2Wednesday’s sunset on our beautiful, frozen Navesink River at the North Shrewsbury Ice Boat & Yacht Club in Red Bank, where a cluster of iceboats sat the ready. The Greater Red Bank Green could see up to an inch of snow by early afternoon as temperatures stay below 25 degrees Thursday, the National Weather Service forecasts. And the outlook is good for iceboating, with the freeze expected to linger into Sunday. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: MISPLACED OPTIMISM?

rb kayak 022115With the highly variable weather seen on the Greater Red Bank Green in recent days – bitter cold, snow, rain and a rapid snowmelt with temperatures in the mid-40s – the owner of the kayak seen on Broad Street in Red Bank Saturday might be forgiven for not knowing what’s next.

Well, what’s next is a forecast better for iceboating than kayaking, as peak daytime temperatures remain below 30 degrees for the next few days, with the exception of Wednesday, when they’ll top off at about 36 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Nighttime temps aided by wind-chills, will again be frigid. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

 

ON THE GREEN: WARMER WEATHER, BRIEFLY

ls icicle 021715Rising from the single digits, temperatures should peak in the low 30s Wednesday, with mostly sunny skies melting off some the ice and snow left behind on Tuesday, including these icicles hanging from an awning in Little Silver. After a possible dusting of overnight snow, Thursday may bring a return to temperatures in the teens, according to the National Weather Service. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

ON THE GREEN: BITTER COLD

1 DEGREEYes, it was 1 degree above zero, with winds up to 21 miles per hour knocking it down to 18 below zero, on the Greater Red Bank Green at 5:30 a.m. Monday.

With the National Weather Service forecasting daytime temperatures to peak at 19 degrees, and wind chills of 19 below zero, staying home and making hot cocoa sounded like a good choice for Presidents’ Day, for those who have the option. (Click to enlarge)

 

WEATHER: MILD FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

rb ice 011715Skaters and ice boaters shared the freeze-hardened Navesink River Saturday, as seen from Cooper’s Bridge between Red Bank and Middletown. Then came Sunday’s daylong deluge of nearly an inch-and-a-half of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

The forecast for Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day: partial sunshine and a high near 41 degrees. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)