RED BANK: SHADE TO BE MADE IN PARKS

basie shade 081116 3Lunchtime at Count Basie Fields, where a bit of shade is hard to find. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03It was pretty much roasting at Red Bank’s Count Basie Fields last Thursday morning as a dozen or so day campers huddled under a pop-up tent. On site supervisor Rose Sestito’s cellphone, the Weather Channel app registered a “feels like” reading of 100 degrees.

It was even hotter out on the rubberized artificial turf where the kids had just been playing, said a sweat-soaked counselor, cooling his heels inside the snack bar while a bunch of his colleagues crowed beneath the shade of rare tree on the sprawling facility’s grounds.

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ON THE GREEN: WEEKEND FORECAST MIXED

sb beach 052616 2Sunshine and temperatures in the high 80s made for an ideal beach day in Sea Bright Thursday. But Friday’s lead-in to the Memorial Day weekend will be mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers after 4 p.m., before giving way to two days of mostly sunny conditions, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast for Memorial Day: cloudy, with showers likely, and a thunderstorm possible. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

ON THE GREEN: AN EARLY TASTE OF SUMMER

hot weather 052516The lead-in to the Memorial Day weekend includes several days of peak temperatures in the 80s in the region that includes the Greater Red Bank Green, according to the Weather Underground. It begins under clear skies Wednesday with an anticipated high of 87 degrees.  (Click to enlarge.)

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: WRAPPED IN GRAY

rb fog 090215 1 LS fog 090215Fog shrouded the Boondocks Fishery and Riverview Medical Center, as seen from Marine Park in Red Bank, above, and Sickles Field in Little Silver Wednesday morning.

The fog was expected to give way to a mostly sunny day, with temperatures peaking around 86 degrees, according to the Weather Channel forecast. (Photos by John T. Ward and Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

 

ON THE GREEN: FOG, SUN & THUNDERSTORMS

rb fog 082415Sunrise as seen through heavy fog from the First Presbyterian Church at Tower Hill in Red Bank Monday morning. The National Weather Service forecasts a mostly sunny day, with temperatures topping out in the mid-80s, followed by a 50-percent chance of thunderstorms after 8 p.m. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

 

RED BANK: CLOUDED JUDGMENT

rb clouds 081115 6 rb clouds 081115 7The thunderstorms that were in the forecast didn’t materialize, but the clouds put on a painterly show over Red Bank Tuesday evening, and redbankgreen photographer Trish Russoniello took to the streets, the Globe Court parking deck (as above) and the riverfront (at right) to capture some of the beauty. Click the “read more” below for more photos.

Wednesday should be a beauty of a summer day, by the way, with ample sunshine and temperatures peaking in the mid-80’s, according to the National Weather Service. (Photos by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

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ON THE GREEN: DROP AND GIVE ME 90

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HOT-TOPIC_01With temperatures pushing 90 degrees, a man sought out the shade of the overhead lights at Count Basie Fields to do pushups Monday afternoon.

Expect plenty of shade, but more heat and possible rain Tuesday, as the peak temperature heads to 93 amid possible thunderstorms followed by partly cloudy skies, according to the Weather Channel (Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: SLOW ROAST AT TOAST

toast curb 072815HOT-TOPIC_01With temperatures headed toward the high 80s, John Cushing of Bayonne rolled on with his work Tuesday, painting curbs outside the Toast restaurant under construction in the former Broadway Diner on Monmouth Street in Red Bank.

The National Weather Service said Tuesday was the first of at least seven consecutive days in which peak daytime temperatures were expected to be close to 90 degrees. (Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: WILTING TEMPS CONTINUE

heat map 072015 2.jpgHOT-TOPIC_01With peak temperatures in the low-to-mid 90s and high humidity levels, heat index levels were expected to hit 100 Monday afternoon for the second consecutive day, the National Weather Service forecast. The agency has a heat advisory for a broad region that includes the Greater Red Bank Green, advising residents to avoid outdoor exertion and take other precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. (Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: MORE SCATTERED SHOWERS

rb rain 071415A man made a mad dash for his car in Red Bank’s English Plaza parking lot during a summer deluge Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service forecast for the Greater Green predicts a 60-percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day Wednesday, with temperatures peaking in the low 80s, and sunshine returning Thursday. (Photos 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)

SEA BRIGHT: NEW SEASON ON DECK

sb sands decks 101214Stored in a parking lot beside the Shrewsbury River, cabana decks from the Sands Beach Club in Sea Bright – not to mention the crisp autumn air – signaled the inexorable march toward winter Sunday.

According to the National Weather Service, the Green is in for a somewhat overcast week, culminating in possibly heavy rain on Thursday, before turning sunny again Saturday and Sunday. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

RED BANK: WHICH SHADE DO YOU PREFER?

rb painter 081414A corner of a building on Monmouth Street in Red Bank displayed sample colors as painter Joe Buonacquista worked last Thursday. We’ll have shades of blue overhead Monday, with partly sunny skies and temperatures peaking at about 79 degrees according to the National Weather Service. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

RUMSON: A DAY TRIMMED IN BLUE

rumson paint 080814 2 rumson paint 080814 3Residents of the Green awoke to cool temperatures in the low 60s Thursday morning, which reminded redbankgreen of these photos from a week ago, taken on West River Road and in Rumson, where Bruce Murray and Ivan Figueroa were giving Diane Turton Realty’s home a crisp new coat of paint. Look for abundant sunshine on Thursday and a high of 79 Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

RED SKY AT RED BANK

rb sunrise 081214 2Sunrise on our beautiful Navesink River Tuesday morning, as seen from Maple Cove in Red Bank. The Green is in for rain Tuesday and possibly early Wednesday, followed by clearing that may last through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

 

THE GREEN: MORE RAIN LIKELY

rb summer storm 071514Storm clouds rolling in over downtown Red Bank before drenching the region Tuesday afternoon. The Green could be in for yet more rain Wednesday morning and early afternoon, followed by mere cloudiness later on, and ample sunshine on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

RED BANK: SUMMER SUNRISE

rb sunrise 062414Sunrise on our beautiful Navesink River, as seen from Maple Cove in Red Bank Tuesday. Expect a mostly sunny day, with temperatures crossing into the low 80s, according to the National Weather Service forecast. (Photos by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

SHREWSBURY: MAN TICKETED FOR DOG-IN-CAR

Police questioning Ralph Prisco after several shoppers reported he’d left his dog in a hot car Monday. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge)

By WIL FULTON

A Bronx man was issued a summons for leaving a dog in his car outside the Shrewsbury Trader Joe’s store Monday, when temperature approached 90 degrees, authorities tell redbankgreen.

Ralph Prisco, 80, was cited for animal cruelty, an offense carrying a potential $1,000 fine and six-month jail sentence, according to Monmouth County ASPCA Detective Sergeant William Hyer.

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SHREWSBURY: DOG LEFT IN CAR BRINGS COPS

Shrewsbury police questioned an unidentified man outside Trader Joe’s after two witnesses complained that he had left a dog inside his car for a significant length of time as temperature neared 90 degrees early Monday afternoon. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge)

SUMMER 2012: FALLING RAIN, RISING STEAM

A day of on-and-off summer storms Monday wound down with steam rising from the asphalt of North Ward Avenue in Rumson, below, and a colorful sunset over the Navesink River in Red Bank, above. Tuesday’s forecast includes clouds, afternoon sprinkles and temperatures in the high 70s. (Photo above by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge)