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RED BANK: SWAMPED AT THE BOAT CLUB

RB SWAMPED CAR 020816rb swamped truck 020816It seems someone neglected to check the tide charts when leaving a red pickup truck in the parking lot shared by the Monmouth Boat Club and North Shrewsbury Ice Boat and Yacht Club in Red Bank. This reader photo, snapped at 7:40 a.m. Monday shows a red vehicle swamped by the Navesink River. The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood warning (Reader photo above. Photo at right by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: FIRST SNOW OF 2016

rb snow 011716 1The Greater Green got its first coating of snow of Winter 2016 Sunday evening, as seen on the fishing pier in Red Bank’s Marine Park.

With temperatures hovering just below 30 degrees, roads and sidewalks were expected to be icy Monday morning. The day’s forecast called for abundant sunshine, but no great rise in temperature through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service(Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: A FLEETING TOUCH OF ICE

rb ice 010616After a two-day dalliance with winter, seen Wednesday in the form of an icy puddle on Bridge Avenue in Red Bank, the Greater Green returns to relatively warmer weather in the days ahead, according to the National Weather Service.

Over the next five days, nighttime temperatures are expected to be well above freezing, with daytime temps climbing daily until through Monday, according to the NWS forecast.

Looking beyond that, however, we can expect actual winter to hit us “with a vengeance” later this month and next, according to NJ.com (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: PINK CHRISTMAS TREES?

RB cherry blossoms 121615They may be outnumbered by Christmas trees, but recent unseasonably warm weather prompted a cherry blossom tree to sprout dainty pink leaves outside the Community YMCA on Maple Avenue in Red Bank, as captured in this photo by reader Mike McMahon. It’s a widespread phenomenon, including on the National Mall in Washington D.C., famous for its cherry blossoms.

With temperatures hovering in the mid-50s, a rainy afternoon was in store for the Greater Green Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by Mike McMahon. Click to enlarge)

 

RUMSON: MORNING MIST ON THE GREENS

rumson fog 121015 1Fog blanketed the greens and fairways of Rumson Country Club in Rumson Thursday morning.

In the weather outlook for Thursday: partly cloudy skies and temperatures peaking at about 59 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: LIGHTS STILL ON

12 broad 120815 1Tuesday’s sunset framed the top two floors of 12 Broad Street in Red Bank in a wash of color, as seen from the Globe Street parking garage.

The weather outlook for Wednesday included partly cloudy skies and temperatures peaking at about 52 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

AUTUMN 2015: RED BANK, IN GLORIOUS COLOR

rb flowers 112115rb sunset 112215The trees may be nearly bare of leaves, but there’s no shortage of bold color to be found in nature this time of year.

Some hardy roses added splashes of magenta to the sidewalk along West Front Street in Red Bank Saturday, and Sunday’s sunset, seen from Pinckney Road at right, offered a glorious array of pink, gold, blue and more. 

Speaking of autumn, Thanksgiving week began with temperatures just above freezing Monday morning, with a forecast of sunny skies and a high temperature of only about 43 degrees. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: A TOUCH OF BROWN

walking stick 102115Camouflaged for the season, a praying mantis took in the warm sunshine on Oakland Street in Red Bank Wednesday.   

Thursday’s weather outlook was for more of the same, with temperatures again peaking in the mid-70s under mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

 

RED BANK: FANTASTIC FRIDAY, AND THEN…

rb navesink 071715A stand-up paddler and some jet-skiers share our beautiful Navesink River on a relatively cool – mid-70s – and sunny summer day, as seen from a bench outside the Red Bank Public Library Friday afternoon.

The forecast for the weekend includes mostly cloudy skies Saturday and a return of sunshine Sunday, with peak temperatures in the high 80s, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

RUMSON, SEA BRIGHT: SCENES OF SUMMER

sb anchorage beach 071315rumson hedge 071315Anchorage Beach in Sea Bright beckoned some early heat-beaters Monday morning, while on Rumson Road in Rumson, a hedge-trimmer had his work cut out for him.

With daytime temperatures in the low 80s, it’s looking to be a hot, partly-cloudy-to-rainy couple of days before sunshine returns later in the week, according to the National Weather Service forecast (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: THIS HEAT TAKES THE CAKE, BOSS

buddy valastro 061115 1 buddy valastro 061115 3With temperatures pushing 90, Carlo’s Bake Shop owner Buddy Valastro kept cool at the Red Bank Marina Thursday prior to taping an episode of his TV show, ‘Cake Boss.’ He’s seen at right with marina owner Steve Remaley and Remaley’s 11-year-old son, Christopher, who took Valastro and a film crew crabbing in the Swimming River.

Spoiler alerts: the show involves a cake in the shape of a crab, and temperatures Friday and Saturday are expected to be only slightly cooler, peaking in the mid-80s. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

RUMSON: TEMPERATURES ON THE RISE

rumson church 061015 2Workers atop the First Presbyterian Church of Rumson Wednesday. Roofwork could be particularly challenging Thursday, when temperatures are expected to peak at around 92 degrees, according to the Weather Channel. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: RUNNING INTO SUMMER WEATHER

rb runners 060815Runners – from Crossfit Red Bank, judging by the t-shirts three of them wore – took to Broad Street in Red Bank in sunshine and 80-plus-degree heat Monday afternoon. Tuesday, however,will be a bit gloomier, with rain and scattered thunderstorms in the forecast. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: FOGGY DAWN

rb fog 051215Fog on our beautiful Navesink River, as seen from Maple Cove in Red Bank at 6 a.m. Tuesday. A cloudy morning was expected to yield to sunshine, with temperatures soaring to the high 80s, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: SUNSHINE, THEN RAIN

shadow lake 041115Geese at sun-dappled Shadow Lake in Middletown Saturday. The warm temperatures and sunshine of the weekend will continue Monday with partly sunny skies and highs in the mid-60s, the National Weather Service forecasts. Tuesday, there’s a 70-percent chance of rain before mid-afternoon. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)