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RED BANK: IN THE CLOUD

Smoke from distant forest fires smothered Red Bank and much of the Northeastern United States in an otherworldly haze Wednesday.

Funneled south from Canada, the smoke turned the air “very unhealthy,” according to the federal Environmental Protection Administration’s AirNow website. That designation continued Thursday morning.

Check out the forecast below, as well as redbankgreen‘s photos of the eerie atmosphere. (Photos by John T. Ward and Max Saltman. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: NOT QUITE ALL-IN ON SUMMER

A determined sunbather found a garage at the Madison Commons condos on South Street in Red Bank provided adequate exposure earlier this week.

Nature, however, appears to be less than fully committed to providing sunshine for the first weekend of June, according to the National Weather Service. Check out the extended forecast for the Greater Red Bank Green below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: APRIL ENDS WITH A SOAKING

Cars splashed along East Bergen Place in Red Bank Sunday afternoon during a soaking of the Greater Green that closed out the month of April.

According to the National Weather Service, more than 2.7 inches of rain fell Saturday and Sunday, as measured in Long Branch. That’s 10 times the normal for the two-day period.

May begins on a somewhat drier note Monday. Check out the extended National Weather Service forecast below. (Video by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: HOLIDAY WEEKEND OUTLOOK

Peeking under a blanket of clouds, the setting sun laid a fiery reflection on the Navesink River Thursday evening, as seen from Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank.

The Greater Red Bank Green will be seeing more clouds heading into this Passover and Easter weekend, with gray skies Friday and Saturday. But sunshine is expected for Easter Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: WIND, BUT LITTLE SNOW, IN OUTLOOK

Strong winds are expected to buffet the Greater Red Bank as a late-winter storm passes the region, the National Weather Service reported early Tuesday.

Wind speeds of 25 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 45, were expected from 1 p.m. to midnight.

But while the northwestern corner of New Jersey is expected to experience up to 12 inches snow, eastern Monmouth County will likely get less than half an inch, according to the NWS forecast. (Late Monday, Governor Phil Murphy  issued a state-of-emergency declaration  for the state’s five northernmost counties.)

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RED BANK: A LIGHT, LATE-WINTER DUSTING

With less than two weeks to go before the start of spring, early risers across the Greater Red Bank Green awoke Tuesday to something of a rarity this winter: a light dusting of snow. Above, the serene scene on the grassy island between East and West Lake roads in Red Bank at 5 a.m.

That’s it for the white stuff for now, with daytime temperatures heading back into the mid-40s Tuesday. Check out the extended the National Weather Service forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: ‘SNO SNOW HERE, JUST RAIN

While other areas of the Northeastern United States fretted about heavy snow Tuesday, the Greater Red Bank will be spared, according to the National Weather Service

In fact, the Red Bank area hasn’t had a snowfall of note in over a year. The photo above, showing downtown Red Bank, is from January 30, 2022.

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: DUSTED

Red Bank, under its first dusting of snow of winter 2022-2023, as seen from Navesink Riverside Residences and Marina on Riverside Avenue.

By 8 a.m, the with less than half an inch on the ground, the flurries were ending, with morning clouds expected to gradually clear, according to the National Weather Service. Daytime temperatures were expected to peak at about 36 degrees. (Reader photo. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: SAWING INSTEAD OF SHOVELING

Taking advantage of relatively warm weather, Red Bank public utilities worker Jorge Maquiver applied his skills with a chainsaw high up in a tree behind the West Side Hose firehouse on Leighton Avenue last Friday.

It’s been saws-instead-of-shovels weather as the Greater Red Bank Green closes out the first month of 2023 with something of a rarity: no measurable snow. But the region may get a dusting overnight and Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: STRONG WIND & RAIN FORECAST

Residents of the Greater Red Bank Green should be prepared for strong winds and heavy rain Wednesday night and early Thursday, according to the National Weather Service

Southerly winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour, and gusts of up to 50 mph, are are expected to buffer the region as part of a storm, the NWS reported early Wednesday. That could lead to downed trees and power outages, it warned

Overnight rainfall, possibly accompanied by thunder, could total up to two inches, bringing coastal flooding, the NWS said.

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: COMMEMORATING DR. KING

The Red Bank Regional High School Choir, above, and the Red Bank Charter School 2nd & 3rd Grade Choir, below, performed at the event. (Photos by Millie Jeter. Click to enlarge)

Press release from Pilgrim Baptist Church

On Monday, January 16, Pilgrim Baptist Church of Red Bank hosted the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Commemorative Celebration. More →

RED BANK: WARM WEEK TO START NEW YEAR

A blanket of clouds caught the light of the setting sun Sunday, New Year’s Day, as seen from the Red Bank Middle School.

After a holiday break, kids return to school Monday in unseasonably warm weather, with temperatures rising to the high-50s, according to the National Weather Service. Daytime peaks of 50 or higher are expected through Thursday, though sunshine will be elusive.

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: RAIN, WIND & DEEP COLD COMING

The good news: Sunshine and seasonally appropriate cold are expected Christmas Day on the Greater Red Bank Green.

But the three-day lead-up to the holiday includes downpours, dangerous winds and plunging temperatures, according to the National Weather Service

Here’s what to expect.

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RED BANK: YO, ELF, WHAT’S THE OUTLOOK?

Bringing his annual dose of Christmas merriment, the Saxum Elf kept watch over the intersection of Broad and Front streets in downtown Red Bank Thursday.

The elf, who moves around throughout the holiday season as part of a downtown scavenger hunt, might also keep an eye on the sky, with an outdoor Christmas show by the Wag slated for Saturday evening in Riverside Gardens Park.

According to the to the National Weather Service, the forcast calls for sunshine Friday; rain and wind Saturday, but with skies clearing by evening; and sunshine returning Sunday. Check out the extended forecast below. (Reader photo. Click to enlarge.)

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ON THE GREEN: IN MEMORY

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Dozens of residents of the Greater Red Bank area died in the horrific attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.

Let’s not forget those who died, and the families and friends left with holes in their hearts. For information about local commemorations, click here.

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RED BANK: WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK

Seagulls kept cool on a sandbar in the Swimming River off Bellhaven Nature Area in Red Bank as ‘feels-like’ temperatures for humans topped 100 degrees earlier this week.

With the heat wave now broken, the Greater Red Bank Green is in for a weekend of sunshine and temperatures peaking at about 80 degrees, according to the National Weather Service

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: MUGGY HEAT BLANKETS REGION


With temperatures climbing to the mid-90s, a road crew laid down tons of hot asphalt to repave Broad Street in Red Bank Tuesday.

The workers hope to complete the job, part of an eight-month streetscape makeover from Harding Road to Front Street, in coming days. In the process, they’ll be contending with heat values as high as 105, according to the National Weather Service

The muggy heat and humidity are expected to linger, with a heat advisory in effect for most of Wednesday and daytime peaks in the 90s through the weekend. Check out the extended forecast below. (redbankgreen photos.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: GETTING A JUMP ON THE HOLIDAY

A fox dashed across Madison Avenue in Red Bank at the sight of an approaching bicyclist Friday morning. Or was our foxy friend simply getting an early jump on the Memorial Day weekend?

The unofficial start of summer will bring warm-to-hot temperatures and ample sunshine Sunday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Check out the extended forecast below. (Video by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: STILL BREEZY, BUT WARMER

After three days of overcast skies and periodic rain, Red Bank’s weekend wound down under a rainbow Sunday evening, as seen from a high perch along the Navesink River.

A string of sunny or mostly sunny days begins Monday, though the gusty winds that have buffeted the region will continue, according to the National Weather Service

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RED BANK: WINTER’S LAST GASP?

Winter briefly reasserted itself on the Greater Red Bank Green Saturday in the form of wind-driven snow that left just a dusting on the ground.

Was that the season’s last gasp as we enter its final week? Spring begins Sunday at 11:33 a.m. Here’s what to expect in the interim, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: WINDY WEEKEND EXPECTED

Strong winds are expected to push ‘feels-like’ temperatures below zero on the Greater Red Bank Green this weekend, according to the National Weather Service

The region may be spared the snow accumulation expected elsewhere in New Jersey. But an “arctic plunge” beginning Friday night combined with potentially damaging winds could create wind-chills of minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit Saturday.

Uncertainty remains about an expected mix of rain and snow Sunday night, but we could see up to two inches of precipitation, the NWS said in the extended forecast below, issued early Friday morning. (NWS graphic. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: NORTHEASTER BRINGS HEAVY RAIN

Under a state of emergency declared Monday night by Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey began absorbing heavy rain carried by a northeaster early Tuesday morning.

With winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour, the storm was expected to continue through the day, leaving two or more inches of water on the Greater Red Bank Green, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS graphic above shows the amount of additional rain expected after 8 a.m.

A flash flood watch was issued for the region through 5 p.m.

In his declaration Monday night, Murphy said state residents should stay off the roads, as downed trees and power lines were expected. As of 7:15 a.m., however,  no schools in Red Bank, Fair Haven or Little Silver had announced closings.

JCP&L was reporting no electricity outages.

Check out the extended forecast below.

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ON THE GREEN: IN MEMORY

September 11 2001 memorial gif

Dozens of residents of the Greater Red Bank Green were among the 147 Monmouth County residents, and 2,996 overall, who died in the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.

Information about commemorations in Red Bank and Atlantic Highlands can be found here.

RED BANK: REGION SPARED BY STORM

Though other areas of New Jersey suffered disastrous flooding, the Greater Red Bank Green was spared as Hurricane Ida swept across the state Wednesday.

At 7:30 a.m. Thursday, power utility JCP&L’s outage map showed 90 customers in the area of Silverbrook Road in Shrewsbury without electricity; a handful in Fair Haven; and none in Red Bank.

Police in Red Bank and Fair Haven said they had no damage reports. redbankgreen took a quick drive through Red Bank, Fair Haven and Little Silver and saw no sign of flooding or wind damage.

Above: a view along the Navesink River from Red Bank’s Marine Park shortly after sunrise Thursday. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)