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RED BANK: APRIL ENDS WITH A SOAKING

Cars splashed along East Bergen Place in Red Bank Sunday afternoon during a soaking of the Greater Green that closed out the month of April.

According to the National Weather Service, more than 2.7 inches of rain fell Saturday and Sunday, as measured in Long Branch. That’s 10 times the normal for the two-day period.

May begins on a somewhat drier note Monday. Check out the extended National Weather Service forecast below. (Video by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: HOLIDAY WEEKEND OUTLOOK

Peeking under a blanket of clouds, the setting sun laid a fiery reflection on the Navesink River Thursday evening, as seen from Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank.

The Greater Red Bank Green will be seeing more clouds heading into this Passover and Easter weekend, with gray skies Friday and Saturday. But sunshine is expected for Easter Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: WIND, BUT LITTLE SNOW, IN OUTLOOK

Strong winds are expected to buffet the Greater Red Bank as a late-winter storm passes the region, the National Weather Service reported early Tuesday.

Wind speeds of 25 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 45, were expected from 1 p.m. to midnight.

But while the northwestern corner of New Jersey is expected to experience up to 12 inches snow, eastern Monmouth County will likely get less than half an inch, according to the NWS forecast. (Late Monday, Governor Phil Murphy  issued a state-of-emergency declaration  for the state’s five northernmost counties.)

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RED BANK: A LIGHT, LATE-WINTER DUSTING

With less than two weeks to go before the start of spring, early risers across the Greater Red Bank Green awoke Tuesday to something of a rarity this winter: a light dusting of snow. Above, the serene scene on the grassy island between East and West Lake roads in Red Bank at 5 a.m.

That’s it for the white stuff for now, with daytime temperatures heading back into the mid-40s Tuesday. Check out the extended the National Weather Service forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: ‘SNO SNOW HERE, JUST RAIN

While other areas of the Northeastern United States fretted about heavy snow Tuesday, the Greater Red Bank will be spared, according to the National Weather Service

In fact, the Red Bank area hasn’t had a snowfall of note in over a year. The photo above, showing downtown Red Bank, is from January 30, 2022.

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: FREE PANTRY GETS SOME LOVE

Ethel Brandon, Michal DiMiceli, Roseann Kamin, Erin Howard, Liz DeBeer and Laura Jannone with their delivery.

A group of Red Bank and Fair Haven women made a food donation to the Food Pantry & Family Services Center in Red Bank on Valentine’s Day.

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RED BANK: DUSTED

Red Bank, under its first dusting of snow of winter 2022-2023, as seen from Navesink Riverside Residences and Marina on Riverside Avenue.

By 8 a.m, the with less than half an inch on the ground, the flurries were ending, with morning clouds expected to gradually clear, according to the National Weather Service. Daytime temperatures were expected to peak at about 36 degrees. (Reader photo. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: SAWING INSTEAD OF SHOVELING

Taking advantage of relatively warm weather, Red Bank public utilities worker Jorge Maquiver applied his skills with a chainsaw high up in a tree behind the West Side Hose firehouse on Leighton Avenue last Friday.

It’s been saws-instead-of-shovels weather as the Greater Red Bank Green closes out the first month of 2023 with something of a rarity: no measurable snow. But the region may get a dusting overnight and Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: STRONG WIND & RAIN FORECAST

Residents of the Greater Red Bank Green should be prepared for strong winds and heavy rain Wednesday night and early Thursday, according to the National Weather Service

Southerly winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour, and gusts of up to 50 mph, are are expected to buffer the region as part of a storm, the NWS reported early Wednesday. That could lead to downed trees and power outages, it warned

Overnight rainfall, possibly accompanied by thunder, could total up to two inches, bringing coastal flooding, the NWS said.

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: WARM WEEK TO START NEW YEAR

A blanket of clouds caught the light of the setting sun Sunday, New Year’s Day, as seen from the Red Bank Middle School.

After a holiday break, kids return to school Monday in unseasonably warm weather, with temperatures rising to the high-50s, according to the National Weather Service. Daytime peaks of 50 or higher are expected through Thursday, though sunshine will be elusive.

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: RAIN, WIND & DEEP COLD COMING

The good news: Sunshine and seasonally appropriate cold are expected Christmas Day on the Greater Red Bank Green.

But the three-day lead-up to the holiday includes downpours, dangerous winds and plunging temperatures, according to the National Weather Service

Here’s what to expect.

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RED BANK: YO, ELF, WHAT’S THE OUTLOOK?

Bringing his annual dose of Christmas merriment, the Saxum Elf kept watch over the intersection of Broad and Front streets in downtown Red Bank Thursday.

The elf, who moves around throughout the holiday season as part of a downtown scavenger hunt, might also keep an eye on the sky, with an outdoor Christmas show by the Wag slated for Saturday evening in Riverside Gardens Park.

According to the to the National Weather Service, the forcast calls for sunshine Friday; rain and wind Saturday, but with skies clearing by evening; and sunshine returning Sunday. Check out the extended forecast below. (Reader photo. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: STORMS SPARE REGION

A storm nearing Red Bank from the southwest lit up the sky late Monday, as seen from Madison Avenue shortly after 10 p.m. But most of the Greater Red Bank Green received little or no rain, according to the National Weather Service.

Early risers awoke Tuesday to dense fog, which was expected to vanish by late morning. The NWS outlook for the rest of the day included a chance of light afternoon rain, with otherwise partly sunny skies and temperatures peaking in the high 80s.

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: SUNNY, WITH POSSIBLE BARGAINS

Paint brushes were out for some sprucing-up in downtown Red Bank as temperatures rose to the mid-80s under sunny skies Thursday. 

Friday’s conditions are expected to be a repeat as the 68th annual Sidewalk Sale kicks off a three-day run. Check out the extended National Weather Service forecast below. (Photos by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK

Seagulls kept cool on a sandbar in the Swimming River off Bellhaven Nature Area in Red Bank as ‘feels-like’ temperatures for humans topped 100 degrees earlier this week.

With the heat wave now broken, the Greater Red Bank Green is in for a weekend of sunshine and temperatures peaking at about 80 degrees, according to the National Weather Service

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: HOT AND HAZY DAYS AHEAD

Blurred out by heat haze, an umbrella-toting woman crosses Monmouth Street in Red Bank, as seen from Shrewsbury Avenue Tuesday.

It’s about to get hotter and hazier. Wednesday’s temperatures are expected to peak in the high 80s, and Thursday’s feels-like index may get as high as 104, according to the National Weather Service

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: AUGUST MAY GET DAMP START

Sunday’s majestic sunrise over the Navesink River heralded fair weather to close out July on the Greater Red Bank Green.

August, however, begins under partly cloudy skies with a low chance of rain Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Check out the extended forecast below. (Reader photo. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: AC OUTAGE SHUTS RIVERVIEW ER

Riverview Medical Center’s emergency room entrance as seen in May, 2020. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

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By JOHN T. WARD

A malfunctioning air conditioning system prompted the temporary closure of the emergency room at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank Wednesday.

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RED BANK: MUGGY HEAT BLANKETS REGION


With temperatures climbing to the mid-90s, a road crew laid down tons of hot asphalt to repave Broad Street in Red Bank Tuesday.

The workers hope to complete the job, part of an eight-month streetscape makeover from Harding Road to Front Street, in coming days. In the process, they’ll be contending with heat values as high as 105, according to the National Weather Service

The muggy heat and humidity are expected to linger, with a heat advisory in effect for most of Wednesday and daytime peaks in the 90s through the weekend. Check out the extended forecast below. (redbankgreen photos.  Click to enlarge.)

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FAIR HAVEN: COUNCIL OKS GUN RESOLUTION

Mayor Josh Halpern speaking during Monday’s council session. (Photo from Zoom. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Overriding objections by Mayor Josh Halpern, Fair Haven’s borough council endorsed a resolution calling for common-sense federal gun laws Monday night.

The 6-0 vote followed a showdown between Halpern and several council members over his blockage of resolutions he said are not local issues.

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