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 dialed back its snow accumulation forecast for the area that includes the Greater Red Bank Green to about three inches by late Thursday morning. It had earlier forecast a total of four or five inches.
Still, with a “significant winter storm” expected to hit northern part of the state with higher totals, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency beginning at 2 p.m. one hour after an early release of state government employees.
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Though the storm could drop 16 inches elsewhere in New Jersey, the Red Bank region will likely see four or five inches by late Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Heat and a good roof will come in handy Wednesday, when the Greater Red Bank Green is expected to get hit with the first snowstorm of the season, according to forecasts.
In advance, Red Bank’s government issued a parking alert to residents Tuesday.
Eastern Monmouth County appears on the outer margin of a region the National Weather Service expects will get up to five inches of snow overnight into Thursday, mainly north and west of Interstate 95.
Meantime, the Greater Green will see little or no snow accumulation Monday, a generally rainy day when flakes are expected to mix in after 3 p.m. Check out the extended forecast below. (NWS graphic. Click to enlarge.)
By JOHN T. WARD
Red Bank’s in-street shopping and dining plaza known as ‘Broadwalk’ will go on winter hiatus at the end of November.
Borough council members informally agreed Wednesday night that the prospect of dealing with a snowstorm before winter is over makes keeping the plaza going impractical.
While the northwest portion of New Jersey may get a taste of wintry weather Monday and Tuesday, the Greater Green is likely to see little effect, according to the National Weather Service.
Snow and rain may fall Monday night, but with little or no accumulation in the outlook. Check out the extended forecast below. (NWS graphic. Click to enlarge.)
The second snowfall of the season was underway before dawn Wednesday, but expected to end by midmorning on the Greater Red Bank Green, according to the National Weather Service.
An inch of accumulation was forecast, though with temperatures heading into the high 30s, it was not expected to have a considerable impact. Check out the extended forecast below. (NWS image. Click to enlarge.) Read More
“He’s loving it,” said Monroe. “A half-hour walking is taking an hour because he keeps laying down in the snow.”
Finn won’t have long to enjoy it. With temperatures heading into the low 40s, by late afternoon, the snow was melting fast. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
Recently returned for its second visit, a giant inflatable elf was in its native element as snow fell on downtown Red Bank Monday.
The 12-foot-tall Santa’s helper is perched atop the vacant former bank building at 55 Broad Street, owned by developer Saxum Real Estate. During the holiday season, the elf will “mysteriously move” among Saxum’s properties around New Jersey, the firm said in a press release.
On Tuesday, the elf will get to watch the two or three inches of accumulated snow melt away, as sunshine returns and temperatures peak in the low 40s, according to the National Weather Service. Check out the extended forecast below. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
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.)
In Rumson, between 500 and 1,000 customers of Jersey Central Power & Light were without electrical service at 1:30 p.m., the utility reported.
By JOHN T. WARD
You know who they are: the folks who shovel snow from their property into the street after plows have been through. Hey, maybe you’ve done it yourself.
Red Bank officials say it’s a costly pain in the neck, and plan to make it a violation enforced with “zero tolerance.”
With a major storm threatening the northeastern United States, here’s what we can expect in coming days, according to the National Weather Service.
By JOHN T. WARD
Stop signs, snow removal, street sweeping and other road-related issues were on the agenda at the Red Bank borough council’s workshop session Wednesday night.
Some new ordinances are expected to follow.
Worse for drivers, the wet snow made for sloppy and slippery conditions, with several minor accidents reported by local police.
By JOHN T. WARD
Police issued 260 parking violations during the storm, tying a one-day record set during a January 4 storm, police Chief Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen.
Rapidly rising temperatures began turning more than a foot of snow from an overnight storm into slush and puddles Thursday morning, as seen on Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank, above. And on Drs. James Parker Boulevard, the heavy, wet stuff made for good snowman-building.
Click more for other scenes from Red Bank in the aftermath of the spring snowstorm. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
By JOHN T. WARD
Dozens of homes and businesses on the Greater Red Bank Green had no power as of 6:30 a.m. after the wet snow brought down lines across the region. Schools that had previously announced delayed openings changed plans and called a snow day Thursday.