maple-moundBelow, a lone ice floe sporting a stalk of phragmites appears headed to its doom in the upper Navesink as temperature rise today. But how long will it take to melt Red Bank’s ugly glacier of snow dumped at the foot of Maple Avenue, above? (Click to enlarge)

floe2The long-overdue snowmelt is finally underway.

Having seen temperatures climb into the high forties over the weekend after what seemed an ice age, Red Bank-area residents can expect to see the mercury shoot past 50 degrees today, according to the National Weather Service.

Between wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour, that is. That part of the outlook has prompted the issuance of a wind advisory.

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