Friday, January 25, 2013
Cold temperatures to last through the weekend
The powerful storm that was expected to hit our area starting tomorrow looks to have weakened and the National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting much less snowfall to cover our area. According to the most recent predictions from the NWS the storm is expected to arrive Friday afternoon and go through Friday night but there should only be a maximum of four inches falling on the ground. Many areas, including Long Branch and Eatontown, may see only an inch of snow or less depending on where they are in the path of the storm. The snowfall may not be as bad as what was originally predicted but the temperatures over the next few days will remain at or below the freezing mark. Starting tomorrow the high is expected to be around 25 before …
Forecast calls for about an inch to fall on Friday
The National Weather Service's weather report for the Long Branch-Eatontown area has changed slightly since yesterday, but snow is still likely. The forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of snow after 5 p.m. on Friday with less than half an inch expected to fall throughout the day. The snow is expected to continue until 1 a.m., with a slight chance of snow after 5 a.m. Less than an inch is expected to fall during this time. The freezing temperatures that have plagued the area for the last four days will continue through this weekend until Monday when a high of 40 degrees is predicted. There could also be a mix of snow and sleet headed to the area on Monday, despite the higher temperatures. Here is the National Weather Service's 4-day …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Upcoming snowstorm causes borough to bring back service
The Eatontown Department of Public Works (DPW) has chosen to lift its suspension of brush and leaf pickup on Wednesday. A message on the borough's web site states that Friday's impending snowstorm is the reason for resuming pickup. There is a 70 percent chance of snow in the Eatontown area on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. The amount of snowfall accumulation has not yet been predicted. Brush and leaf pickup was originally scheduled to be suspended from Jan. 1 through Jan. 31. The borough has continued to pick up Christmas trees during this period. Compost and mulch deliveries will also be suspended until March 4, 2013. Residents who have questions should contact Liz at 732-389-7651.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
National Weather Service predicting various amounts depending on location
It looks like Monmouth and Ocean Counties should see a storm starting Friday night, and lasting all day Saturday, that could deliver as little as a dusting and as much as two inches of snow - depending on your location. The National Weather Service is predicting the storm could deliver close to half an inch of snow before the sun comes up tomorrow across much of the area. The snow should continue until around 1 p.m. when warmer temperatures should result in a shift to rain. Snow accumulations for Saturday could be as high as two inches depending on the location. Farther south, the storm is expected to make much less of an impact. The National Weather Service is calling for little or no accumulation tonight in Barnegat. The storm should …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
No accumulation expected according to NWS.
A light snow is falling in Long Branch, but the National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting "little or no accumulation." Residents can breathe easily and should not be headed for their garages to dig out the snow shovels and salt, as the snow could simply make things a little slippery on the roads and sidewalks. More snow is predicted this weekend, possibly as early as Friday. However, like today, the snow is not expected to accumulate, according to the NWS. Patch will let you know if the forecast for our area changes or if conditions are expected to get any worse. Here is the NWS reports for Long Branch: Tonight: Rain and snow likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 31. Calm wind becoming north between 5 and 8 mph. …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Customers advised to check njtransit.com before traveling.
Friday, January 20, 2012
NJ Transit is gearing up to battle the onslaught of rain, sleet and snow expected this weekend and has announced that they will be cross-honoring tickets all day Saturday, Jan. 21. Here's the release from NJ Transit: With a blast of winter weather predicted to move into the region starting this evening, NJ TRANSIT is closely monitoring the storm, with operations, customer service and police personnel taking steps to minimize delays and ensure service reliability. All customers are strongly advised to check njtransit.com before traveling for up-to-the-minute service information before starting their trip. Systemwide Cross-Honoring in Effect: To give customers additional travel options during expected winter weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT …
Winter weather advisory in effect for Ocean and Monmouth into tomorrow
Ocean and Monmouth counties can expect up to 3 inches of snow over the next 36 hours, meteorologists say, but warming temperatures are expected to change the precipitation to rain as the approaching storm winds down. A winter weather advisory will be in effect for both counties from 1 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, said meteorologist Kristin Kline of the National Weather Service's Mount Holly station. At the Shore, the snow "will begin after midnight tonight and continue through the early part of tomorrow morning," Kline said. "Then it's going to change over to sleet, and there may even be a brief period of freezing rain." (The difference? Sleet falls as frozen precipitation – think tiny ice pellets bouncing off your windshield. Freezing …
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 …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
A collection of photos from last year's blizzard.
What a difference a year makes. This time last December, most city residents could look outside and see nothing but a white blanket of snow over their yards, cars and streets. The day after Christmas in 2010 will forever be remembered for the large snowstorm that walloped the Jersey Shore. Long Branch and West Long Branch were certainly not spared as those dared to venture outside were stuck in their cars or were forced to seek shelter. Main roads such as Wall Street and Bath Avenue were treacherous and side streets remained unplowed for days, despite the long DPW's best efforts. After a blizzard such as the one that hit the area, it is a sobering reminder of the power of nature, and quickly reminds you how quickly things can change. In an…
Friday, October 28, 2011
Meteorologists say coast won't get hit with as much snow as north Jersey, but could see flurries
An autumn storm packing winter power is tracking up the east coast, and while Ocean and Monmouth counties are expected to get mostly rain, the shore may see a few snow flurries Saturday night. Meteorologist Valerie Meola of the National Weather Service's Mount Holly office said a nor'easter-like system will hit the area before 6 a.m. Saturday. "In most coastal areas, we'll see rain," she said, "but there may be a few flakes that mix in," especially as temperatures drop into the low 30s Saturday night. The NWS has also issued a coastal flood advisory for the area Saturday, as storm conditions may combine with unusually high tides to push water into low-lying areas along New Jersey's bays and oceanfront. The same storm may dump up to a few …