(Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 | 04:48 am) - AM UPDATE... MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW CONTINUES THIS MORNING WITH BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AS WINDS ARE 20-40 MPH. GUSTS WILL INCREASE TO 50-60 OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS, WHICH IS GOING TO LEAD TO WORSENING CONDITIONS BETWEEN WHITEOUTS AND SIGNIFICANT BLOWING/DRIFTING. EMBEDDED IN THIS STORM ARE SOME VERY INTENSE SNOW BANDS THAT AT TIMES WILL PRODUCE 1-3" PER HOUR RATES. SLEET CAN MIX IN LATER TODAY, ESPECIALLY WITH ANY LULLS. SOME PLACES EVEN EAST OF THE PARKWAY CAN GET TWO FT. THE FINAL BAND SHOULD PUSH OUT LATE EVENING AS SNOW TAPERS AND ENDS BY PRE-DAWN.
COASTAL FLOODING UPDATE… WITH THE LOW PRESSURE SLIGHTLY STRONGER AND FASTER, THERE IS MORE CONCERN THIS MORNING FOR MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING THIS UPCOMING HIGH TIDE (7 - 9AM). WHILE SANDY HOOK GAUGE LIKELY WILL REMAIN BELOW MODERATE, THE BAYS AND RIVERS IN THE AREA LIKELY WILL REACH MODERATE LEVELS WITH AROUND 2.5' FEET OF SURGE. THE SURGE WILL INCREASE LATER IN THE MORNING AND DAY, BUT LUCKILY WILL COINCIDE WITH RELATIVELY LOWER TIDES... THE NEXT TWO HIGH TIDES (THIS EVENING AND SUNDAY MORNING WILL ONCE AGAIN BE AROUND MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING.
The Rumson Police Department will by hosting a bike rodeo for the children of Rumson on Tuesday, May 27th from 3:30PM until 6:30PM at the Forrestdale School basketball court. The purpose of the event is to promote safe bicycle riding habits, through the use of simulated scenarios.
The event is going to include several different traffic cone courses, which we will be setting up in the parking lot of Forrestdale School. We also plan on including a bicycle inspection station, as well as a helmet fitting station.
Additional agencies including the Rumson Fire Department and Rumson EMS will also be represented at the event and members of the Rumson PTO and Rumson Police Department will be there assisting with the event.
Bike Haven of Fair Haven will also be in attendance assisting with both bicycle inspections and the helmet fitting station. At the conclusion of the event two bicycles, one donated by the Borough and one by the PBA, will be raffled to the participating children.
The event will be advertized via e-mail blasts from the schools, as well as fliers distributed throughout the town. While the rodeo has been held in the past, this year will be the first that the police department has organized the entire event.
We anticipate that this event will be a great success and excitedly extend an invitation for you, and your family and friends, to attend the event. Please let us know if anyone would like to volunteer at the event, as volunteers are still needed to assist at the various stations. We would greatly appreciate you spreading the word about this event and hope you are all able to attend!
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