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Scene Around: A Fair Havenite’s Beautiful Morning & Forecast

Sunrise view from Manhattan
Photo/Bill Heath

It’s not the musical Oklahoma, but the song “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” certainly came to mind when seeing this snapshot from Fair Havenite Bill Heath, retired borough police officer and now a captain with SeaStreak Ferries.

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Springtime in the Rumson-Fair Haven Area?

After a string of rainy days of spring, otherwise just plain dank weather, the sun made a seasonal appearance on Monday and went back into hiding on Tuesday. And down came the rain — again.

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Focus: Beach Walkin’ & Baskin’ Weather

Get your dose of sunlight that the doctor ordered (or not) while it’s there to soak up like these folks did on Sea Bright beach Sunday!

The National Weather Service’s forecast calls for lots of the golden stuff in the Rumson-Fair Haven area with temperatures reaching a high of about 75 today.

Tomorrow, though, darker skies loom. There’s a chance of thunderstorms and showers after 10 p.m. tonight followed possibly (30 percent chance) by some precipitation on Wednesday.

Enjoy your sunny daze!

Focus: Snow Dust on the Dock

Rumson-Fair Haven area folks started their day with a dusting of snow.

The National Weather Service’s forecast for the area calls for some more snow and possibly sleet before 3 p.m. There’s a chance of rain later with temperatures hovering around 40 degrees.

Tomorrow’s forecast: Mostly cloudy with a high temperature of about 45 degrees.

In the meantime, the snow was untouched on the Fair Haven Dock, offering a snow dusted picturesque view.

Take a look …

— Elaine Van Develde

Icy Cold R-FH Area Memories

The 1973 ice storm in Fair Haven. Photo/Elaine Van Develde (age 12)
The 1973 ice storm in Fair Haven.
Photo/Elaine Van Develde (age 12)

Our Retro Pic of the Day is a sort of “gratitude journal” one. It’s a reminder that, though it is pretty cold outside, it could be worse.

This, albeit blurry, instamatic camera shot from December of 1973 takes us back to what we referred to as The Big Ice Storm of ’73.

Limbs of trees, coated in very pretty, but dangerous, icicles were snapping all over the place. So were electrical lines. So were adults’ nerves.

As kids, however, we thought it was pretty cool. We were unfazed. In reality, it was pretty treacherous.

 

Here Comes the Snow — and Ice

 

The shoveling started again after an hour's worth of heavy snow blanketed the Rumson-Fair Haven area. Photo/Elaine Van Develde
The shoveling started again after an hour’s worth of heavy snow blanketed the Rumson-Fair Haven area.
Photo/Elaine Van Develde

Yes, there’s a change in the weather — a hazardous one.

After a long night’s worth of rain, temperatures plummeted to below freezing kept falling while a heavy band of snow fell mid-afternoon in the Rumson-Fair Haven area.

About an inch of snow blanketed the ice and freezing sludge within an hour, making driving conditions slippery and treacherous pretty quickly.

The National Weather Service issued three advisories for the area: a winter weather advisory, in effect until midnight; a hazardous weather outlook, advising people check regularly about slippery road conditions; and a short term forecast, cautioning the dangerous effects of the weather and heavy snow showers for Monmouth and Ocean counties.

The short term forecast notified the public of the following for the night:

“THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF THE EVENING, PLUNGING TEMPERATURES AND STRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE.

“SCATTERED FLURRIES WILL ALSO MOVE THROUGH. IF DRIVING, PLEASE BE CAREFUL AS ALL TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW FREEZING AND DROPPING. DRIVING OR WALKING
ON UNTREATED SURFACES WILL BE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS.”

The forecast for Monday night calls for a total snow accumulation of up to half an inch, northwest winds traveling anywhere from 18 to 26 miles per hour. Wind gusts could reach 44 miles per hour and the wind chill may dip as low as -1 degrees.

Tuesday is slated to be sunny with the same wind chill and a northwest wind of up to 13 miles per hour.