The north end of Maple Avenue in Red Bank was untouched by plows and tire tracks, but the intersection at West Front Street was clear Sunday evening, early in a northeaster expected to last up to 48 hours.
By dawn Monday, more than four inches had accumulated in Red Bank. A heavy, wet snowfall was expected throughout the day, bringing at least several more inches, according to the National Weather Service.
Of equal concern are wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour, which could bring down tree limbs and power lines, the NWS warned. Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency Sunday, and New Jersey Transit suspended rail and bus activity throughout the day Monday.
See the extended forecast for the Greater Red Bank Green below.
Liquid-brine prep work for an expected snowstorm left some artistic designs on the pavement in Fair Haven Saturday.
The Greater Red Bank Green could see accumulations of between 7 and 14 inches of snow in a storm expected to begin Sunday afternoon and continue into Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Along with winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour and threats of power outages and coastal flooding, road travel is expected to be “difficult to impossible,” the NWS says.
Red Bank’s government has issued a parking alert; see below, along with the extended forecast for the region below. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
The Weather Channel app early Monday showed potentially severe storms expected to roll across the Greater Red Bank Green over a two-hour period ending at 7 a.m.
Shortly after 1 a.m., the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for the region that includes eastern Monmouth County, with the threat also expected to end by 7 a.m. (Tornado preparation info is here.)
In addition, the NWS warned of strong winds, with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour, between noon and 10 p.m. “With the ground saturated from previous rain, trees and power lines will be more susceptible to the adverse effects of strong winds,” the NWS warned.
Any way you look at it, the forecast suggested a bumpy start to the workweek. Check out the extended forecast below.
Geese at sun-dappled Shadow Lake in Middletown Saturday. The warm temperatures and sunshine of the weekend will continue Monday with partly sunny skies and highs in the mid-60s, the National Weather Serviceforecasts. Tuesday, there’s a 70-percent chance of rain before mid-afternoon. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Beachgoers taking advantage of the mild early autumn weather are being warned of a high risk of rip currents Wednesday. The National Weather Service says life-threatening rips are expected to result from east wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour and waves of up to seven feet in advance of rain expected to arrive overnight. The rip warning is in effect through Wednesday evening. For more about rips, click here. (Archive photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)