RED BANK: VORTEX BRINGS BITTER COLD

red bank, nj, sunsetred bank nj snow deiceWednesday was a day of cold weather that included a breathtaking snow squall and an impressive sunset to the Greater Red Bank Green.

Thursday morning brought bitter cold: at 6:30 a.m., the air was at 3 degrees, and wind made it feel like 16 below zero, according to the National Weather Service.

It’s all courtesy of a polar vortex gripping a large portion of the United States and causing multi-hour flight delays at airports. 

The cold was expected to linger through Friday, prompting Governor Phil Murphy to warn New Jerseyans to “stay inside” for safety.

Check out the extended forecast and some cold-weather safety tips below. (Photos by Trish Russoniello, above, and John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.) Read More »

SEA BRIGHT: STEAM AND ICE

sb freeze 010714SB FREEZE 2 010714Steam rises from the relatively warm Atlantic Ocean as a dog walker braves the wind-chilled sub-zero temperatures of North Beach in Sea Bright Tuesday morning. Just across Ocean Avenue, the Shrewsbury River had begun to freeze. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

IT’S COLD OUT

5 degrees 010714Actually, colder than the screen grab at right indicated. According to the Weather Channel, the wind-chill factor took it down to 16 degrees below zero shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday, and it’s not expected to get appreciably warmer throughout the day, with a high around 15 degrees but winds keeping it in the teens – below-zero teens. (Click to enlarge)