With a blizzard expected to wallop the New Jersey coast starting Friday evening, Red Bank police are reminding residents to get their vehicles into driveways and public parking lots to allow plows through. More →
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.)
Red Bank snowplows stuggled to clear Cedar Street, above, after last week’s two-day snowstorm. The story was a bit different on Madison Avenue, below.
As reported by redbankgreen, police issued a near-record number of $38 tickets during the storm for violations of a borough ordinance requiring that all vehicles be removed from all streets during snow emergencies.
Still, the move-your-car message seems to be getting through, and compliance levels were also high, public works director Cliff Keen told the borough council Wednesday.
“I think residents are starting to understand that if the cars are off the road it makes our job a lot easier,” he said. That includes not driving and “competing with our snowplows,” he said.
With another storm expected to drop 4-to-8 inches more snow Sunday, residents who don’t have access to driveways may park vehicles in two municipal lots. Details here. (Video above courtesy of Suzanne Viscomi; below by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
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The first snowstorm of 2020-2021 lived down to billing, leaving behind a heavy, wet mess of slush and puddles across the Greater Red Bank Green Thursday morning.
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.
Slush and sparks fly off a Monmouth County public works plow as it cleared Broad Street at East Bergen Place shortly after 5 a.m. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
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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A week that began with intense heat brought brief but ferocious rainstorms to the Greater Red Bank Green Thursday night and early Friday.
High winds tore down trees and limbs that knocked out power to hundreds of JCP&L customers. Above, a tree lay toppled in a yard on Seven Bridges Road in Little Silver, where the road was closed between Rumson and Kings roads.
Scattered thunderstorms could drop another quarter-inch or more heavy rain Friday, when temperatures top out in the low 80s, according to the National Weather Service.
But Saturday and Sunday will bring lots of sunshine. Check out the extended forecast below. (redbankgreen photo. Click to enlarge.)
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.)
Neither snow nor sleet nor rain was falling on Red Bank as of 6 a.m. Wednesday. But school closings, event postponements and a state of emergency declared by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy had the region braced for a storm named ‘Toby’ that could dump some 15 inches of heavy, soggy snow on the area throughout the day.
Streets and roads on the Greater Red Bank Green were just beginning to get covered in wet snow at 6 a.m. Tuesday as the third coastal storm in two weeks arrived.
Slippery conditions were expected for the morning commute as our area gets up to three inches, according to the National Weather Service. Schools on the Green announcing two-hour delays as of 5:45 a.m. included Red Bank, Red Bank Regional and Red Bank Charter.
No, that wasn’t quite a full moon rising over White Street in Red Bank Wednesday night. But it will be full on Thursday, the first of two such events in March; the second, a so-called blue moon, will appear on March 31.
The gravitational tug of the moon is expected to factor into flooding associated with heavy rains starting Thursday night and lasting through the day Friday. According to the National Weather Service, a flood watch is in effect for low-lying and coastal areas during the period, when several inches of rain are expected, along with wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour as part of a “major coastal storm.”
It was shorts and bare-arms weather on Broad Street in Red Bank for the second day in a row Wednesday, when unseasonably warm temperatures topped out in the high 70s, according to the National Weather Service.
The outlook for the Greater Green Thursday shows a return to seasonal norms, with highs in the mid-40s, likely accompanied by rain. Check out the extended forecast: