RED BANK: SUNNY, WARM START TO WEEK

accidental photo red bankA plastic insect added a bit of color to East Front Street in Red Bank last Thursday afternoon, when sunshine was abundant.

After a gray, rather soggy weekend, the new work week buzzes to life Monday under mostly sunny skies, with peak temperatures in the high 60s, according to the Weather Channel

It’ll be even warmer Tuesday. Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge.) Read More »

RED BANK: GRAY SKIES FOR MOST OF WEEK

Don’t be alarmed by all those gray squares above. The Greater Red Bank Green probably isn’t in for a weeklong soaking.

According to the National Weather Service, after a sunny start Monday morning, skies will turn cloudy, possibly bringing rain overnight. From Tuesday through most of Thursday, gray skies will linger, but with the likelihood of rain below 50 percent, the NWS forecasts.

Check out the extended forecast below. (NWS graphic. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: WINDY T-STORMS POSSIBLE

The Greater Red Bank Green lies outside the area of highest risk, but could still be in for a soaking Friday.

According to the National Weather Service, several rounds of showers and thunderstorms will impact the region into the evening. Damaging winds are possible.

The weekend will bring a mix: sun, clouds, wind, and maybe a trace of rain. Check out the extended forecast below. (Image by NWS Mt. Holly. Click to enlarge.) Read More »

RED BANK: TORNADO WATCH ISSUED

RED BANK STORMSThe 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.

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RED BANK: (ITALIAN) ICE FORECAST

red bank lighthouse italian iceA sure sign that spring is nigh: Strollo’s Lighthouse in Red Bank opened Friday for another season of serving Italian ice and other frozen treats. A good time to get in line might be 5:58 p.m. Wednesday, the official start of spring.

Meantime, the Greater Red Bank Green is in for some mild weather, according to the National Weather Service.  Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by Trish Russoniello.  Click to enlarge.) Read More »

RED BANK: VETERANS’ ART TO GET SPOTLIGHT

Korean war vet George Weiss of Sea Bright at Ani Art Academy. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njReturning home after a year’s service in Vietnam, Jim Black remembers landing on American soil after midnight. There was no welcoming committee, no formal expression of gratitude. U.S. authorities made sure the repatriations took place under cover of darkness, in part to shield soldiers from war protesters, he said.

It left Black and others other veterans feeling slighted, he said. It wasn’t that he and  his fellow soldiers wanted a parade, but “just don’t hate me,” he said, choking up a bit.

That’s why a free art school for military veterans in Red Bank means so much to him: it makes him and other vets feel “welcomed” at last, he told redbankgreen Friday.

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RED BANK: STATE OF EMERGENCE…EH

red bank snowred bank snow 030419 Roads on the Greater Red Bank Green were clear before dawn Monday as a storm left just a fraction of the four-to-seven inches of anticipated snow overnight. Melt-off was well underway with temperatures in the mid-30s.

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RED BANK: WINTRY MIX FOR WEEKEND

Roads on the Greater Red Bank Green could be a bit slippery Friday morning, when about an inch of snow was expected to fall by 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service

The weekend brings off-and-on chances of rain and sleet, with little accumulation. Check out the extended forecast below. (NWS image. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: WIND WARNING ISSUED

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the area that includes the Greater Red Bank Green through 6 p.m. Monday.

Wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour are possible, bringing the possibility of downed trees, limbs and power lines, the NWS said. As of 5:45 a.m., Jersey Central Power & Light was reporting no outages on the Green.

Check out the extended forecast below. (Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: ‘SNO PARKING? WAIT AND SEE.

red bank nj snow parkingSnow fell fast and furious in Red Bank beginning late Wednesday morning, and the new signboard at Johnny Jazz Park offered a reminder to residents about moving their cars off streets to allow for plowing.

As of 2 p.m, though, it wasn’t clear how much, if any, plowing would be needed. According to a notice on the borough website, emergency management officials were “monitoring the situation and taking necessary precautions to prepare and respond.”

Meantime, schools closed early as the National Weather Service continued forecasting mixed precipitation with accumulations of up to three inches on the Greater Green.  (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

RED BANK: A MIDDLING WEEK, WEATHERWISE

red bank snow forecastWe cannot tell a lie: though the anniversary of George Washington’s birth, in 1732, isn’t until Friday, Washington’s Birthday is observed Monday, a federal and state holiday also called President’s Day. Either way, it’s a holiday for all government offices, with no mail delivery by the U.S. Postal Service.

This year, the day also kicks off a week of middling winter weather, with rain followed by sunshine and temperatures reaching 45 degrees Monday, and then several days of alternating sun, rain and snow, which arrives Wednesday but won’t have much impact, according to the National Weather Service

Check out the extended forecast below.

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RED BANK: SUNSHINE FOLLOWS SLUSHY STORM

red bank snowstormred bank snowstormPlows and shovels cleared streets and sidewalks as a snowy, rainy, slush-ugly storm visited the Greater Red Bank Green Tuesday. Rain and above-freezing temperatures took care of the rest overnight, ensuring clear sailing Wednesday.

According to the National Weather Service, the region is in for a day of chilly, breezy sunshine.

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

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RED BANK: SNOW, ICE & WIND IN FORECAST

The  dusting of snow that denizens of the Greater Red Bank Green awoke to Monday could be followed by another after 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service

Daybreak Tuesday, however, could be a mess, with two to four inches of snow, a glaze of road ice and  winds gusting up to 35 miles per hour in  the outlook. Check out the extended forecast below. (NWS graphic. Click to enlarge.) Read More »

RED BANK: KEEP THE COAT HANDY

RED BANK, NJ, BROAD ST.It was a day for light coats or even t-shirts as the Greater Red Bank Green enjoyed a rare day of warmth and sunshine Tuesday, when temperatures peaked around 64 degrees, according to the National Weather Service

Heavier coats will be needed again Wednesday, though, when temperatures are expected to top out in the mid-40s. Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: WARMER DAYS RETURN

navesink river ice red bankAfter several days of bone-chilling cold, arctic conditions were replaced by warmer ones Sunday, softening ice in the Red Bank borough marina at Marine Park, above.

The warming trend continues Monday, when temperatures were expected to peak at about 53 degrees, according to the National Weather Service

It’ll be even warmer Tuesday. Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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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 »