Leaves on the sidewalk, tiny bulbs in the trees and golden sunshine combined to create a lovely autumn vignette on Monmouth Street in Red Bank Thursday afternoon. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
Friday’s weather forecast on the Greater Red Bank Green includes lots of sunshine as well as wind, with gusts reaching around 36 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. Here’s the outlook for the coming weekend and beyond into Thanksgiving.
Meantime, most local and state government offices will be closed both Friday and Saturday. Post Offices will be open Friday and closed Saturday. (Click photos to enlarge)
The equipment enables firefighters to draw from a body of water. A little added pressure turned the flow from the hoses into pretty arcs over the Shrewsbury River at Imbrie Place. (Photos by Sea Bright Fire Rescue, above, and Bill Bergin, right. Click to enlarge.)
Another warm day is expected Tuesday, with temperatures on the Greater Red Bank Green peaking at about 80 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. But drier air should make it more comfortable than its been the last two days, and sunshine will be back, for a day at least. (Click to enlarge.)
Here’s the extended forecast:
Along with strong winds and moderate coastal flooding, the Jersey shore could get up to two inches of rain from Monday night through Wednesday, according to the forecast issued early Monday.
Here’s the forecast through the coming week:
There was water, in different forms, above and below the New Jersey Transit rail bridge across the Navesink River Thursday afternoon, as seen from the Red Bank side. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge.)
Looking ahead, the National Weather Service said early Friday that it expects Tropical Storm José to “make a close pass” to the shore Tuesday, possibly bringing coastal flooding along with strong winds. Meantime, here’s the forecast for the Greater Red Bank Green through the coming weekend:
The American Littoral Society hung bags of recycled oyster shells from docks on the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers in June to see if they would attract oyster larvae. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
After nearly three months, an effort to restore a once-thriving oyster ecosystem in the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers has yet to detect the bivalve mollusk in the waterways, according to an update by the American Littoral Society.
An historic total eclipse of the sun — well, partial eclipse, in this part of the United States — drew summer vacationers and office workers alike out into cloying heat and humidity across the Greater Red Bank Green Monday.
On sidewalks in downtown Red Bank and the parking lot of the Monmouth County Library’s Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury, among other locales, they donned safety spectacles, craned their necks and oohed and ahhed throughout the slow-motion celestial event, the first coast-to-coast eclipse in America since 1918.
Check out our photos of the skywatchers below. (Photos by John T. Ward and Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
By SUSAN ERICSON
Timing it just right, PieHole showed up for happy hour at BeachWalk’s Tiki Bar recently to find beers in hand and fishing poles in the Shrewsbury River for a snapper derby competition.
Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright has its fair share of bars, but this might be the only one where you’ll find children and adults competing for bragging rights and the prize of an overnight stay at the attached motel.
Up to two inches of rain may fall on the Greater Red Bank Green Monday afternoon, with possible flash flooding in the area in green in the map above, according to the National Weather Service.
“Torrential rain falling in a short period of time will result in rapidly rising water levels along streams and creeks and in areas of poor drainage,” the agency said in a statement issued early Monday. “Significant roadway flooding is possible.” (Click to enlarge.)
According to the National Weather Service, the Greater Red Bank Green is in for four days of “scattered showers and thunderstorms,” at probabilities of 40 percent or lower, before sunshine returns on Sunday. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge.)
By SUSAN ERICSON
A sandwich board on the sidewalk of Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright informs us that Rory’s Pub is open for breakfast at 8:15.
“8:15?” we ask the owner, Tony Maher. In a brogue rooted in his childhood in Waterford, Ireland, he tells PieHole, “Give or take, it could be 8:16 or 8:17.”