Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Forecast changes depending on location
The sunny start to Wednesday will give way to wet weather according to the National Weather Service and that could include another hit of snow tonight. According to the latest forecast, skies will be sunny until around 2 p.m. then will give way to rain with a high temperature during the day of 44 degrees. Heading into tonight there is a chance of a mix of rain and snow before 3 a.m. before changing completely to snow in the early morning hours. With a low of 31 degrees expected and winds blowing close to 15 miles per hour, our area could see anywhere between one and three inches of snow before the storm is done. The snow is not expected to last long; and the prediction for Thursday is a mostly sunny day with a high near 44 degrees. The …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Save for some standing water that turned to ice, Sea Bright and low-lying areas of Rumson overlooking the Shrewsbury River were spared major flooding.
The weekend snowfall left the area threatened by forecasts of flooding blanketed in winter white. There were some remnants of minor flooding. Other than that, all was wintry and stark on the Shrewsbury River banks of Rumson and especially in Sea Bright. More than three months after Hurricane Sandy, the small peninsula beach town that once bustled with a busy business district and beach clubs is mostly still and war torn. Mountains of sand dusted with snow look like they belong in a strange desert landscape. Businesses are still boarded up with signs of the promise of rebuilding. The island in the Shrewsbury River bay sits snow capped with mounds of storm debris, among it probably personal treasures, not yet recovered or returned since the …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Officials caution to clear your walkways and cars
The forecasted snowfall hit the Rumson-Fair Haven area, but it wasn't quite the blizzard that was anticipated. Still, several inches of snow fell; and, no sooner did it hit the ground than people in the area knew they needed to get out and clear their walkways, driveways and cars. Borough ordinances in both towns mandate that there is a clear path on sidewalks within 24 hours. Well, if you didn't have a snowblower, a neighborly neighor to help or were not physically fit to do the job, two R-FH students were out and about in Fair Haven today to help get the job done. For $40 Robbie List and Zoe Gallaher can dig and snowblow you out of your driveway and clear your walk and steps. They split the profits. The two are very polite and …
Law imposing fines for snow-covered vehicles is in effect
Saturday, February 9
Once your driveway is cleared, your snow removal work is not over. Under a law that went into effect in October of 2010, New Jersey drivers face fines for failing to clean snow and ice off their cars. In the past, drivers would only be fined if snow and ice fell off their vehicle and caused damage or injury. Now motorists are expected to clean snow and ice off before hitting the road or face being slapped with a fine of $25 to $75. The fines for damage or injury range from $200 to $1,000, or $500 to $1,500 for commercial drivers, according to New Jersey statute.
Friday, February 8, 2013
See how many inches have fallen with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every six hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth; it only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day.
Residents at a local watering hole said they don't expect much from this weekend's storm.
It started raining early Friday morning, the start of a Nor'easter's assault on an already Hurricane Sandy-battered New Jersey Coast. By Friday night, the rain is expected to turn to snow. Heavy wind could cause flooding along tidal areas of the Shore, including the alredy devastated Sea Bright and towns north along the Bayshore. Some towns have already advised their residents to seek higher ground. Despite the warnings, some residents expressed their doubts about the potential of this storm, chalking up the Nor'easter fervor to a post-Sandy destruction hangover. In Union Beach, one of northern Monmouth County's hardest hit towns, Friday afternoon, area residents and local contractors gathered at Ader's Tavern for a beer or two. Though …
Tonight's commute will be "treacherous," says state Police and Emergency Management
The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the National Weather Service, is monitoring a major coastal storm expected to impact the state today and tomorrow. State emergency management officials anticipate coastal flooding, high wind conditions, snow, sleet, and even blizzard conditions in the northeast corner of the state, according to a prepared statement from state Emergency Management. The State Emergency Operations Center in West Trenton will be activated at 7 a.m. today, and will remain open as long as necessary to meet anticipated challenging conditions. "This is a dangerous storm; and we ask motorists to be careful while driving. There is also the potential for downed trees and wires because of wind …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Total snowfall depends on track of the storm
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm watch for much of the area as a potentially powerful storm makes its way up the east coast. According to the watch, the storm will likely develop near the Carolinas tomorrow and work its way to our area through Friday night. It will likely bring a mix of potentially heavy snow, sleet and rain as it moves on its path. The amount of snow could vary depending on the track and speed of the storm but the most recent forecast predicts between 5 and 10 inches. The heaviest snow will likely fall in northwestern New Jersey and into the Poconos, according to the watch. Our area should start to see the snow Friday morning before mixing with the sleet and rain Friday night into Saturday morning…
Friday, January 20, 2012
The National Weather Service is calling for snow in our area.
Monmouth County residents could see wintry weather over the next 48 hours, and for the first time since October 2011 it could cover the ground. The National Weather Service in Mount Holly issued a Winter weather warning for the area, beginning with rain and sleet tonight and very early Saturday morning and quickly turning to snow. One to three inches of snow are expected to accumulate, varying throughout the region. The snow will mix in with rain and sleet and "spread over the region" Saturday morning. But the snow may not last on the ground for very long; the weather service is calling for rising temperatures by Sunday, which will turn snow into rain. The National Weather Service says a Winter weather advisory means travelers should …