With snow still falling and strong winds adding bite that drove the feels-like temperature down to the mid-teens, a shoveler faced a long slog at the SuperFoodtown on Broad Street in Red Bank, above.
On a brief predawn tour on foot, redbankgreen encountered about six inches of ice-topped snow, with equal depths of slush in roadway gutters and at intersections.
The National Weather Service forecast that the snowfall would end by 10 a.m., bringing less than one additional inch. But the wind, with gusts as high as 40 mile per hour, will continue, imperiling tree limbs and power lines.
Shortly before 6 a.m, the Jersey Central Power & Light outage website showed 34 Little Silver customers without electricity; fewer than 5 in Red Bank; and none in Fair Haven.
Meantime, a state of emergency issued Wednesday by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy remained in effect.
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The National Weather Service expects light snow Monday morning, but has a blizzard warning in effect from noon Monday through 6 p.m. Tuesday, with whiteout conditions and accumulations expected to total 18 to 28 inches, with higher drifts as a result of strong winds.
As of 6 p.m. Sunday, Red Bank had cancelled trash and recycling pickups scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, and was reminding residents to get their vehicles off the street once snow starts falling. Details here.
Be sure to check with redbankgreen and our Facebook page for updates, including closings and reschedulings. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
“I’ve been dying for a real snow,” Adrian Gubbay told redbankgreen as he cleared slush in front of a neighbor’s house on Madison Avenue in Red Bank Saturday morning. The overnight snowfall gave Gubbay his first opportunity to use an old family tractor he’d restored in recent months. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
It looked pretty for a while. But an overnight snowfall – the first significant one of the season – that left two inches of white on the Greater Red Bank Green had been turned by rain into serious slush by 5 a.m. Saturday in downtown Red Bank.
The National Weather Service forecast is for a rain throughout the day Saturday, heavy at times, turning to snow showers overnight but with little or no accumulation. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
This guy, on Spring Street, had an umbrella embedded in his head, so he’s set for the rain and sleet forecast for Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Below, a giant snowman at Tower Hill Avenue and Spring Street featured crushed Budweiser cans for buttons. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
redbankgreen‘s walk through central Red Bank Monday afternoon put us in the company of some cheerful if somewhat flaky gentlemen. Check out our photos, below.
Looks pretty on the traffic light at Broad and Front streets in Red Bank, doesn’t it? Not so much, however, at street level a block away, at East Front and Wharf Avenue, below. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
redbankgreen took late afternoon walk through central Red Bank, camera in hand. Check out our photos, below.
The Green’s first snowfall of 2012 on Saturday becomes workaday slush Monday, as temperatures climb into the low 50s and rain begins to fall Monday afternoon.
Here’s the forecast by the National Weather Service: