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RED BANK: COAT-FREE IN FEBRUARY

Warm weather made for comfortable busking and strolling in shirtsleeves in downtown Red Bank over the weekend, when daytime temperatures bumped up against or reached 70 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The outlook for Monday, Presidents’ Day, called for mostly-sunny skies and a daytime peak of about 52. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

RED BANK: SUNRISE AND WEATHER

Thursday’s sunrise on the Greater Green, as seen from Tower Hill Presbyterian Church in Red Bank: that’s the intersection of Harding Road and Prospect Avenue at lower left.

The day began with temperatures around 30 degrees, and under mostly cloudy skies, with the expected daytime peak around 40 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. But the outlook for Friday through Monday, Presidents’ Day, called for mostly-sunny skies and daytime peaks well into the 50’s. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge.)

ON THE GREEN: HOW MUCH WHITE STUFF?

A coming snowstorm that’s closed schools and government offices is expected to be brief but intense Thursday. As of 6 a.m., with heavy snow reported in northern New Jersey, the rain had just changed to sleet in Red Bank. But the white stuff is expected to begin falling on the Greater Red Bank Green at around 8 a.m. and diminish by early afternoon, with a “most likely snowfall” forecast of 5 to 9 inches, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

ON THE GREEN: UNUSUAL WARMTH, THEN SNOW

Snow’s coming. Yes, the peak daytime temperature Wednesday is expected to hit 56 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. But that could be followed by “heavy” snow falling at the rate of up to two inches per hour between 3 a.m. and 10 a.m. Thursday.

“The snow should be wet in consistency and therefore will tend to stick to trees and power lines, possibly resulting in some power outages,” the weather service said in a Wednesday morning briefing. “North-to-northwest winds will increase late tonight and Thursday, with gusts in the 30-35 mph range.” (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

ON THE GREEN: NORTHEASTER ARRIVES

rb paddler 012117In chilly, damp weather, a lone paddler took to our beautiful, if grey, Navesink River Saturday afternoon, as seen from Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank.

The new week begins with even less hospitable conditions for paddling, or much anything else: a northeaster. The National Weather Service forecast for Monday and Tuesday expects a northeaster to bring heavy rain and wind gusts as strong as 65 miles per hour, with coastal flooding. Here’s the full statement on the outlook and hazards from the NWS. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

RED BANK: FIRST SNOW LEAVES A LIGHT COAT

rb-snow-010617A light coat of snow and sprinkling lights alongside the Navesink River in Red Bank made for a pretty vignette Friday morning, in this photo taken from Riverview Towers by a photographer who wished to remain uncredited.

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RED BANK: FIRST SNOW 0F 2017 IN FORECAST

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nws-forecast-010517Red Bank’s streets got a treatment of brine Wednesday in anticipation of the first snowfall of 2017, expected to arrive Thursday evening, leaving one or two inches locally, according to the National Weather Service. Meantime, Thursday is expected to be chilly, with temperatures peaking at about 36 degrees. 
(Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

RED BANK: AN ICE START TO WINTER

rb-ice-sculpture-122016A passerby snaps a photo of an ice sculpture Foley Prep installed this week outside its office at the corner of Broad Street and Peters Place in Red Bank Tuesday. But even with the official start of winter with the solstice at 5:44 a.m. Wednesday, how long will the sculpture last? The National Weather Service forecasts that daytime temperatures through Sunday, Christmas Day, will be in the mid- to high-40s. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

ON THE GREEN: A CLEAR PATH TO SUNSHINE

rb dust cloud 041216Working in a light rain, a man cutting a sidewalk on Madison Avenue in Red Bank raised an enveloping cloud of dust Tuesday morning.

The rain was expected to taper off by early afternoon, giving way to partly cloudy skies and, on Wednesday, lot of sunshine, according to the Weather Underground.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

ON THE GREEN: UMBRELLAS AWAY, COLLARS UP

rb weather 040416A drizzling rain prompted a pedestrian on Pinckney Road in Red BaNk to pop out the umbrella Monday morning.

After several days of grey skies and off-and-on rain, the Greater Red Bank Green is in for partly cloudy skies and chilly air Tuesday, with temperatures peaking at only about 42 degrees, according to the Weather Underground.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

ON THE GREEN: FOWL WEATHER FORECAST

Rooster 040316redbankgreen encountered this cocky fellow Saturday, one of five feeding in the grass outside a home at West Front Street and Hubbard Avenue in the River Plaza section of Middletown.

There’s some foul weather ahead, with showers turning to steady rain Monday afternoon and a freeze warning in effect from 1 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Weather Underground.  (Photos and GIF by Trish Russoniello.)

ON THE GREEN: WARMER, THEN WETTER

sb beach 033016 2With chilly breezes and temperatures in the low 50s Wednesday, shorts and a t-shirt might have been pushing it for most folks, but not this solitary beach walker in Sea Bright.

Thursday, however, promises warmer, if less sunny conditions, with partly cloudy skies and temps nearing 70 degrees, leading into a rainy Friday and Saturday, according to the Weather Underground.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: SPRING COLOR AND SHOWERS

rb bloom 032516Cherry blossoms in Red Bank’s English Plaza parking lot, as seen on Friday.

The Greater Red Bank Green is in for a gray day Monday, with rain falling steadily throughout the morning and into the afternoon, according to the Weather Underground. A wind advisory is in effect from 2 p.m. until midnight, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: SPRING IS IN THE HAIR

Nina schock 032316Colorist Nina Schock of Salon Concrete in Red Bank took advantage of temperatures in the low 70s to style a trio of mannequin heads out on Broad Street Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday’s outlook is for much cooler weather, with temperatures peaking at about 53 degrees on the Greater Red Bank Green, according to the Weather Underground. Warmth returns Friday, with highs above 70 again, but come accompanied by an 80-percent chance of rain (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

ON THE GREEN: WARM ENCOUNTER IN RUMSON

rumson deer 032116 1A deer checks out two-legged visitors enjoying a first-full-day-of-spring stroll in Rumson’s Meadowridge Park late Monday afternoon.

The post-winter thaw continues Tuesday, with temperatures expected to peak at about 55 degrees, and to climb as high as 68 on Wednesday, according to the Weather Underground (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

ON THE GREEN: SNOW’S A NO-SHOW

LS road brine 031816Forecasts for a first-day-of spring northeaster prompted towns across the Greater Red Bank Green to lay down road brine as a precaution, as seen here on Garfield Place late Friday afternoon, But as of early Monday morning, a storm that had been expected to dump up to four inches of snow had barely dusted cars and lawns, leaving roadways a bit slick, but snow-free.

Monday’s forecast: clearing, with a daytime high temperature of about 50 degreess, according to the Weather Underground (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

 

ON THE GREEN: ARRAYED FOR ST. PATRICK’S

rb st pat 031716 10rb st pat 031716 3Accessorized in splashes of green, visitors and regulars marked another St. Patrick’s Day in downtown Red Bank Thursday. Click the “read more” below for additional photos.

And speaking of greenery, more is expected soon as winter turns to spring at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the Weather Channel. In the interim, though, the weather will be seasonally mixed, according to the short-term forecast (Click to enlarge)

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ON THE GREEN: SPRING? KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON

rb maple cove 030916According to the National Weather Service, temperatures were peaking at 81 degrees on the Greater Red Bank Green when we snapped this photo at Maple Cove in Red Bank shortly before 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Someone, apparently, is ready for winter to end.

Thursday’s expected to be not quite as warm, with top temps of about 75 under partly cloudy skies, the Weather Channel says.  (Click to enlarge)

 

ON THE GREEN: SPRING ON THE HORIZON?

strollo's lighthouse 030816A sprucing-up at the seasonally open Strollo’s Lighthouse Italian ice stand in Red Bank in Tuesday’s t-shirt weather would seem to signal the approach of winter’s end. Of course, it’s never over until it’s over. But Wednesday’s forecast of sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70s promises a taste of spring.  (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

 

RED BANK: ROCKET HITS THE ROAD

nsib&yc rocket 022815 1 nsib&yc rocket 022815 2 It may have been damp and sweltering out, but a vessel built for gliding on ice went for a ride over the weekend.

Over asphalt, that is, not frozen water. Still, the Rocket, the 127-year-old ice yacht owned and lovingly restored by Red Bank’s North Shrewsbury Ice Boat & Yacht Club, traveled to Wooden Boat Magazine’s Wooden Boat Show in Mystic, Connecticut, where it captured the award for Best in Show among restored vessels.

Back in the frigid days of March, the Rocket, built in 1888, raced on its home Navesink for the first time in 80 years against the Jack Frost, which belongs to the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club(Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

 

 

ON THE GREEN: SCHOOL CLOSINGS

The following schools have announced closings and delayed openings as of 5:50 a.m. Thursday because of the expected snowstorm. 

HOT-TOPIC_03• Brookdale Community College: Delayed opening.

• Fair Haven schools: closed.

• Little Silver schools: closed

• Red Bank borough schools: closed

• Red Bank Catholic/St.James: closed

•  Red Bank Charter School: closed

• Red Bank Regional: closed.

•Rumson borough schools: closed

• Rumson Country Day School: closed.

• Rumson-Fair Haven Regional: closed

• Shrewsbury School: closed

• Tinton Falls school: closed

In addition…

• The Community YMCA in Red Bank is closed.

 

ON THE GREEN: DELAYED SCHOOL OPENINGS

The following schools have announced delayed openings as of 5:45 a.m. Monday because of icy road conditions. 

HOT-TOPIC_03• Brookdale Community College: Delayed openings at all locations.

• Fair Haven schools: 90-minute delayed opening.

• Little Silver schools delayed openings: Point Road School 10 a.m., Markham Place 10:05.

• Red Bank borough schools: two-hour delay.

• Red Bank Catholic/St.James: delayed opening.

•  Red Bank Charter School: delayed opening.

• Red Bank Regional: Two-hour delay.

• Rumson Country Day School: 90-minute delayed opening.

• Rumson-Fair Haven Regional: Period 1 starts 9:15 a.m.

• Shrewsbury School: 10:30 opening, morning preschool cancelled.

• Tinton Falls school: delayed opening.

 

RED BANK: ROCKET & JACK FROST AWAIT WIND

nsib&yc 022815 1 nsib&yc 022815 2With more than a foot of ice beneath their runners, the world’s two premier ice yachts had everything they needed to race on the Navesink early Saturday – except for wind.

The Rocket, the 127-year-old prized possession of Red Bank’s North Shrewsbury Ice Boat & Yacht Club, was set to race the Jack Frost, which belongs to the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club. The two yachts met last year for their first matchup in decades. And if the wind comes up before 3 p.m. Saturday, or sometime Sunday, “there will be no goodbyes” as the two teams head out onto the ice, said Red Bank’s John Oakley.

The club cannot allow the general public to access the river via its property because of liability issues, but the best viewing of a race would be from Marine Park anyway, said Oakley. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

 

 

ON THE GREEN: DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS

rb cold 021615A bicyclist takes advantage of the empty sidewalk along Broad Street in Red Bank in the bitter cold Monday morning. A fresh blanket of snow fell overnight into Tuesday morning, with another two inches expected by noon, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

We’ll update this list of weather-related cancellations from the top as we get them:

• Monmouth County Offices will have a delayed opening of 10:30 a.m.

• Red Bank Regional is closed due to hazardous weather conditions. All after-school athletics and other activities cancelled.

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FAIR HAVEN: SHELTER FROM THE STORM PLOW

FH SNOW 020315 2FH SNOW 020315 1Bonnie Graziano of Fair Haven doesn’t know why her husband, Chuck, planted a line of baby Leyland Cypress trees along the edge of their Harding Road property in winter – and Chuck was not available for immediate comment. But the plywood bulwark he built to protect them from heavy snow tossed their way by snowplows held up during last week’s nonblizzard and appeared still to be doing its job Tuesday morning. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)