RED BANK: GROUNDHOGS SEE EARLY SPRING

punxstawney phil groundhogPunxsutawney Phil may not have the best track record as a forecaster. But he did not see his shadow Sunday, which tradition says is indicative of an early spring.

Closer to the Greater Red Bank Green, Milltown Mel, using an identical forecasting model, came to the same conclusion.

Meantime, the workweek gets off to a spring-ish start Monday, with plenty of sunshine and temperatures peaking in the high 50s, according to the National Weather Service

Check out the extended forecast below. (Visual by Trish Russoniello.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: ‘GROUNDHOG DAY’ OF MUGGINESS

red bank groundhogsA trio of groundhogs dined on the riverfront lawn outside the Red Bank Public Library last Thursday evening.

Weatherwise, it may feel like ‘Groundhog Day‘ for a stretch of the coming week. According to the National Weather Service, there’s a chance of heavy rains with localized flooding on the afternoons of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. And even when it’s not raining, it’ll be hot and muggy, with peak temperatures in the high 80s.

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ON THE GREEN: CANCELLATIONS AND SUCH II

rb cold 020215Sidewalks and roads were getting slippery as temperatures fell across the Greater Red Bank Green early Monday afternoon, soon after snow and rain turned them slushy. According to the National Weather Service, intermittent snowfalls in the afternoon won’t amount to much accumulation, but travel conditions may be hazardous. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

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

• Brookdale Community College, all locations: All classes and activities that begin before 10:30 a.m. are canceled. Employees are to report to work at 10 a.m.

• Shrewsbury school:10:30 a.m. opening. Preschool cancelled.

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ON THE GREEN: A WET, THEN COLD GROUNDHOG

pux_2010Punxsutawney Phil is unlikely to see his shadow Monday, also known as Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, and beyond. He certainly wouldn’t see it here on the Greater Red Bank Green, where an earlier forecast of snow was nixed – it was 43 degrees in Red Bank at 6 a.m. But rain was expected to persist through early afternoon and change to snow after 2 p.m. Temperatures are expected to plummet throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service.

UPDATE: The rodent is reported to have seen his shadow, so we’re in for six more weeks of winter, according to the legend. (Photo illustration by Trish Russoniello)

FORECAST: GOOD EATIN’ WEATHER

groundhogA groundhog enjoys an afternoon feast in a front-yard garden on Madison Avenue in Red Bank last Friday. (Click to enlarge)

The week starts off damp, but sunshine will prevail by the time family and friends gather for Thanksgiving, according to the National Weather Service.

Here’s the extended forecast for the Red Bank area, courtesy of the NWS weatherbot:

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