Monday, March 18, 2013
Cold rain before noon, and snow showers in the night.
The National Weather Service says the rest of the week may feature hazardous weather. On Tuesday, rain is likely before noon, then a chance of showers, mainly between noon and 2 pm. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Scattered showers late Wednesday should change to snow showers in the night and may cause some slippery spots. Original Story Monday A mix of ran and snow that could leave a half-inch of slippery stuff on roadways is possible Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Rain and sleet will become all rain after 10 p.m. Monday, the forecast says. Temperatures will hover around 38 degrees Monday. The forecast for Tuesday calls for more showers early in the morning before the sun pushes through …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Snow is possible Wednesday evening.
Old Man Winter is in no hurry to leave the Middletown area. The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting that the next few days in will be messy ones with a combination of blustery cold winds, snow and rain headed our way. As of the NWS's Tuesday 4 p.m. briefing, the area along the Raritan Bay is being cautioned to anticipate minor widespread coastal flooding Wednesday night, with pockets of major flooding possible. High tide at Sandy Hook is Wednesday, 2:58 p.m and Thursday, 3:31 a.m. Storm force winds may gust up to 60 mph right on the coast, with gusts 35 to 45 mph further inland. Middletown Township Office of Emergency Management issued a weather alert saying, "Take all necessary precautions including moving vehicles to higher …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Share observations of snow depth, road conditions, and wildlife sightings on this snowy day.
The latest National Weather Service bulletins say the Middletown area got 6-8" of snow. How about your neck of the woods? Take the ruler outside and tell us how about the snowfall in your own backyard. Although all the roads in Connecticut all all closed as of the 9 am hour, there are no restrictions on travel in NJ. DPW crews are still out, opening up all the side streets. There are scattered accidents being reported on the police scanner, and tow trucks are busy. Can you get out of your driveway? How are the roads where you live? Bird watchers in the Middletown area will be participating in "The Great Backyard Bird Count" at Poricy Park on Feb. 17 to document distribution and movements. So this white backdrop is a good opportunity to …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Show us your neck of the woods.
Middletown is expected to get between five and 10 inches of snow this weekend. The roads are quickly turning into a slushy mess and accidents have been reported on the Garden State Parkway and Route 35 Friday afternoon. As you wait out the storm, share photos of what the storm looks like in your neighborhood. Simply click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button, select your image file, add a caption telling us where and when the photo was taken, and submit.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Suddenly a snowy landscape goes perfectly with the show at the MAC through Jan. 27.
A special exhibit at the Middletown Arts Center coincides perfectly with a day when newly fallen snow transforms the view out of our windows into a stark visual landscape, where pearled lawns are painted with the bluish strokes of leafless trees. An exhibit currently on view through Jan. 27 called "Let It Snow 2013" includes 40 pieces of art created by local community artists. Some of the local scenes are recognizable, and some of the artwork is available for purchase. "We welcome the public into our warm gallery to view the beauty of winter," said MAC Curator Maggie O'Brien. This is the second year the MAC has invited the talented artists in the area to submit their favorite work for the show. "It was so successful last year, we wanted …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Heavy rain combined with high tide is expected to cause flooding in coastal regions tonight and Thursday morning.
The National Weather Service is predicting that heavy rain combined with high tide will cause moderate flooding in communities along the Raritan Bay tonight and potentially Thursday morning. Wind between 23 and 35 miles per hour with gusts reaching 50 miles per hour are also predicted between 4 p.m. on Wednesday through 1 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. The wind may cause property damage, especially to holiday decorations that are not secured well enough. Branches may also be blown down, the service says, causing scattered power outages in the region. The National Weather Service also cautions drivers that operating high profile vehicles during high winds, especially on elevated roads, can be dangerous. By …
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 …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
New, tougher restrictions on snow removal laws apply to public properties and school zones
The weather outside may not be frightful just yet; but, Middletown officials have already shoveled up more stringent parameters for the township’s snow removal law. “We did it primarily to protect the school children,” Mayor Tony Fiore said of the reworked ordinance designed to beef up penalties and tighten restrictions on snow removal. The new golden shoveling rule, applicable near schools, mandates that the sidewalks within the drug-free school zone stay snow- and ice-free, too. The revised ordinance requires residents living within 1,000 feet of a school to clear all remnants of the winter elements from their sidewalks within 24 hours from any snowfall’s end. In addition to the allotted time for removal being upped from 48 to 24 hours, …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Something to see as snow dusted trails and spring blooms in the park
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- Dw. Dunphy
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Spring is here, but only on the calendar, as Middletown residents awoke to a new swath of white stuff on their lawns. Following less than a week after near-record warmth, a snow storm is affecting Northern New Jersey and New York State, with some precipitation extending into central New Jersey. Temperatures are expected to move past freezing into the low ‘40s by afternoon, with remaining snow flurries changing over to rain. No precipitation has accumulated on driveways and sidewalks and no school delays or closures were necessary. The snow sighting was just a tease left over from a winter full of drifts and closures. The rain is expected to persist through the day, but there is a high probability of a changeover back into snow around …