Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Caution for flooding in low lying areas and wind
There's been status quo storm preparation in Rumson and Fair Haven. A digital sign last night warned Rumson residents of coastal flooding and wind with Wednesday's nor'easter. And Fair Haven officials met with emergency responders and urge residents to report any outages and steer clear of downed wires, should the wind wreak havoc. Earlier, down by the Navesink River in both towns, the water was very choppy and wind was strong. "Here we go again," Fair Haven Mayor Ben Lucarelli said, hoping that the already damaged Fair Haven Dock, or what's left of it, would stay intact. The hope is to have it rebuilt by the end of May. With the exception of one large limb downed on Pine Cove Road today, Lucarelli said that officials are just cautioning …
Ocean Avenue is flooding. Will the borough survive the nor'easter without undoing progress made since Hurricane Sandy?
The remnants of Hurricane Sandy's wrath and rebuilding are pillars of recovery in Sea Bright. Large footings have been pummelled into the sand where Sea Bright's Chapel Beach Club stood before Hurricane Sandy. A beach cabana sits in the middle of the public beach parking lot. A pile of debris and personal belongings mark the site of a demolished home, still not yet cleared away. A pump sits at the end of Center Avenue on the Shrewsbury River stationed to stave off flooding. Cliffs of sand are formed on the beach — a sign of replenishment ripped away from last week's storm. And this morning, on the cusp of a nor'easter, the people of the small borough sandwiched between the ocean and Shrewsbury River, were continuing on with their day …
Recent warnings from the National Weather Service indicate high tides and potential for flooding.
The National Weather Service is predicting that a nor'easter impacting New Jersey could cause minor to moderate flooding along coastal areas with the possibility of dune breaches and property damage to already vulnerable structures. According to a recent update from the NWS, the winter storm, which will bring heavy sustained winds and wind gusts and rain and snow through Thursday and into early Friday morning, will close roads, cause beach erosion, and present a particularly significant threat to beaches and shore communities already compromised following Hurricane Sandy. The storm's target areas include much of the coast, including Eastern Monmouth County, Ocean County, Coastal Ocean County, Coastal Atlantic County, Middlesex County, as …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Sea Bright and other towns prepare for flooding; 60 m.p.h. wind gusts, 16-foot seas offshore possible in strong nor'easter
A few days into the month, March will come in like a lion at the Jersey Shore, where a nor'easter is forecast to spur flooding, high winds and extremely rough surf. The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal flood watch that remains in effect for the entire shore area, as well as a storm watch and small craft advisory for offshore waters. The storm is forecast to begin as a rain event in coastal areas after 8 a.m. Wednesday and continue through late Thursday, with the potential for the precipitation to turn to snow. Forecast models are largely unsure of the rain-snow line for the storm. But the big story in the shore area, already weakened by Hurricane Sandy, will be the potential for "moderate" coastal flooding, …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
New Jersey's coastal communities hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy suffered little during the recent Nor'easter.
Facing an incoming nor'easter, Jersey Shore towns battered by Hurricane Sandy prepared for the possibility of more coastal flooding in their already vulnerable communities. Some towns, like Brick, bulked up their beach dunes. In Point Pleasant Beach, officials issued a voluntary evacuation. Other towns, still recovering from Sandy, simply wished for the best. Aside from a few inches of snow and isolated instances of flooding along the barrier islands, however, New Jersey's coast was mostly spared during most recent weather concern. Residents in parts of New Jersey, including towns in several counties like Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex, woke up to more than 10 inches of snow Saturday morning. But while the Shore found itself with its fair …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Hail mixed with snow started to fall at about 5 p.m.
Before the storm set in, wind was whipping, hail was falling and water was choppy down by the river in Rumson and Fair Haven. The roads right before sunset were slushy and cars were parked at the edge of driveways in anticipation of digging out tomorrow. Take a look at the photo gallery above for a view before the storm.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The National Weather Service warns there could be more power outages and further damage from lingering storm debris.
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning and a coastal flood warning for our area Wednesday, as a "powerful nor'easter" moves up from the Carolinas. Though this storm is not expected to have near the magnitude of Hurricane Sandy,nor'easters can pose serious threats. Click here to learn more. The National Weather Service is predicting that areas significantly affected by Sandy last week will be more susceptible to high winds, citing the possibility of more downed trees and increased power outages. The high wind warning is in effect from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday. Winds are expected from the north between 30-40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. "This is a particularly dangerous situation," the service said, "…
Monday, November 5, 2012
National Weather Service now calls storm 'significant.'
Monday, November 5, 2012
Hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans still reeling without power as temperatures took a decidedly colder turn the last two nights now face the prospect of a major Nor'easter striking the state Wednesday into Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the tri-state area, and it's predictions have grown more dire in recent days. "A significant coastal storm will likely impact the tri-state region Wednesday and Thursday," the service said Monday. "Confidence continues to increase that strong, gusty winds ... rain/wintry precipitation ... coastal flooding and additional beach erosion will result from this system." The storm is set to strike a little more than a week after Sandy, and the prediction comes…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Storm-ravaged NJ could see snow/wind as gas shortage, widespread outages continue
Sunday, November 4, 2012
A Nor'easter could sock Sandy-battered New Jersey in the middle of next week, the National Weather Service is predicting. "This storm has the potential to bring strong, gusty winds ... rain/wintry precipitation .. and coastal flooding to the tri-state area," the NWS said. The possible storm, coupled with temperatures in the 30s the next few nights, underscores the urgency to restore power to weary residents. The NWS, however, says the storm is not a sure bet, despite the service issuing a hazardous weather outlook. "There is still uncertainty to the exact track this storm will take," it reported.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Surfers and fishermen head toward shore
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- Kevin Shea
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Surfers and fishermen outnumbered beach walkers on many beaches Saturday evening as Hurricane Sandy approached offshore. These surfers and fishermen were at the beach in Bay Head, which is under mandatory state orders to evacuate by 4 p.m. Sunday.