The National Weather Service has upped the predicted snow accumulations for today’s snow storm.
Snow could accumulate from 10 to 14 inches with about one-tenth of an inch of ice possible. The winter storm warning is in effect through 6 a.m. tomorrow.
The weather service in Mount Holly also has issued a coastal flood advisory, which is in effect from 5 a.m. until midnight Thursday.
The weather service is warning of “significant” travel impacts and winds of 10 to 20 miles per hour “with gusts up to 30 mph possible on Thursday which could lead to power outages if heavy snow accumulates on power lines and tree limbs by the time winds increase.”
Red Bank has responded to the storm watch by its own warning: “The borough is asking all residents to remove all vehicles from borough streets from midnight to 6 a.m. to facilitate snow plowing.
“Power outages are possible and should be reported to JCP&L by calling 1-888-LIGHTSS. All outages should be reported as the more outages that are reported in an area help prioritize the response.
The fire marshal’s office reminds everyone to never leave candles unattended and to use caution if using a generator.
The Red Bank Volunteer Fire Department is asking all residents to assist with clearing fire hydrants as you are shoveling your property. This will help them gain access quickly should they need to respond to a call in your area.”
In addition the Monmouth County Historical Association has postponed it’s RED – A Girlfriend’s Valentine Luncheon Benefit, originally planned for Thursday. The luncheon will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Navesink Country Club in Middletown.