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May 21. Ocean Grove. By Ted Aanensen, Blogfinger photographer

May 21. Ocean Grove. By Ted Aanensen, Blogfinger photographer.  Re-post.

Pollen counts have been exploding around the Jersey Shore.  The pollen is mostly due to trees in Ocean Grove, but elsewhere grass pollen is also an issue.

As the Gershwin song goes, “Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Fish are jumpin’ and the pollen is high”

My car had a green hue this morning, so I went to the car wash.  A few hours later, it was coated again, but at least the bird poop was off the Blogmobile and did not fall on my head, like it once did in France.  Those French birds pack quite a wallop, but at least they didn’t hit my croissant.

One thing you can do is to shut your windows at home and turn on the ac if you have it.  Take off your shoes when you come home.  Take a shower before you go to bed.   Antihistamines can help, but you might want to ask your physician for prescription grade medication. Avoidance is the best preventive medicine.  Lock yourselves in your houses and  don’t breathe if possible.   Soon it will all blow over.

—Paul  Goldfinger, MD

CIBELLE.  From her Las Venus Resort Palace Hotel  album

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Mt. Hermon Way. ABout 5 inches on the ground. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Mt. Hermon Way. 5:45 am   Friday,  Jan. 3, 2014.   Paul Goldfinger photo © Left click makes it bigger

GIGI:    “Ice Skating Sequence.”

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Warmish at 60 degrees; cloudy, but sun arrived later in the day; strong westerly wind blew my hat off  by the beach. Young women walking with no coats. Little dogs on leashes hold their ground — no pit bulls in sight. Babies in strollers — all bundled up like Eskimos. Man standing on a bench staring at the ocean. Taxi slows and stops briefly while passengers look at the sky. Flags by the beach rattle and flap with the gusts. Sun appears then vanishes behind the clouds then reappears — have to constantly adjust my camera — but no auto mode for me. Get back in the car; warm up  and head west: need ice cream.  —  Paul Goldfinger

Ocean Grove. Posted originally  in  January 2012. By Paul Goldfinger ©. Who knew in January what weather would appear in October?  Maybe John Rutter knew.

MUSIC:  John Rutter (b. 1945), British composer of choral music—“Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind ” from the Distant Land Orchestral Collection      

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Wesley Lake bridge. Park your car in OG and then walk across the great divide.  Photo by Paul Goldfinger. ©  Undated

Wesley Lake bridge. Park your car in OG and then walk across the great divide. Photo by Paul Goldfinger. © Undated. Click to enlarge the bridge to the lush life.

 

Any information about gates on foot bridges crossing Wesley Lake? These were re-introduced around 1995, but I have heard they existed much earlier.
Currently the gates are locked at midnight. There is a proposal to lock the gates at 10 pm. This might discourage patrons to Asbury Park bars from parking for free on streets in OG closest to AP. It also might cut down on inebriated people causing a public nuisance late at night and getting into their cars and scratching our cars (and taking off a mirror or two) as they try to drive on our narrow streets.

JOHN COLTRANE AND JOHNNY HARTMAN   “Lush Life”——-On which side of the bridge might you find it?

Here is a link on this subject (2013  BF)

https://blogfinger.net/2013/04/23/bridging-the-gap-between-ocean-grove-and-asbury-park-part-ii-locking-the-gates-across-wesley-lake/

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It's not a beach day in OG. Bob Bowné is fearless as he steps outside and clicks the shutter.  March 5, 2015.

It’s not a beach day in OG. Bob Bowné is fearless as he steps outside and clicks the shutter. March 5, 2015.  ©

 

Oceaan Avenue in OG.  Photo by Bob Bowné who says they are ticketing, but not sure if they are towing. 3/5/15 ©

Oceaan Avenue in OG. Photo by Bob Bowné who says they are ticketing, but not sure if they are towing. 3/5/15 ©

 

Backyard, Delaware Ave.  Photo by Steve M. citizen photographer.

Backyard, Delaware Ave. Photo by Steve M. citizen photographer.

Don't jump!    By Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff. March 6, 2015.  ©

Don’t jump! By Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff. March 6, 2015. ©

KATE AND ANNA McGARRIGLE

“See that crow up in the sky

He don’t walk, he just fly…

He don’t walk, he don’t run

He keep on flapping to the sun.”

 

 

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Ocean Grove Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.  By Jean Bredin, Blogfinger Citizen Photographer ©

Ocean Grove Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. By Jean Bredin, Blogfinger Citizen Photographer ©

Next up is the passage of an arctic cold front in the early evening hours on Wednesday.  This front will likely be accompanied by some intense snow squalls that could reduce visibility for a brief time and provide a fresh coating of snow.

Bitter cold air follows Thursday through Saturday morning.  The fresh snow cover greatly increases the chances of widespread sub-zero record low readings on Friday morning.

High temps on Thursday and Friday will be no higher than the teens.

There is a storm threat for the weekend.  The precipitation type is in question as there could be a brief warm-up before more cold air returns early next week.

Source: Rick Cuttrell, Tri-State Storm Watch

 

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A storm system will be passing by to our north late tonight and tomorrow morning, bringing a period of light snow between midnight and early tomorrow morning.  Accumulations will only be a coating to an inch, but the timing of the snow could result in some slippery travel for the morning commute.

The snow will end in the morning hours on Friday and sunshine will return in the afternoon.

Saturday will be a cold and blustery day with high temps only in the low to mid 20s.

There is another storm threat for Sunday night/Monday.  Cold high pressure will be building to our north as the polar vortex takes up a position in Quebec.

This is a recipe for overrunning precipitation in the form of snow for our area.

Regardless of the final outcome of this storm, bitterly cold air will arrive Monday night through Wednesday at which time low temperatures could approach zero.

By Rick Cuttrell.

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Weatherman Rick of Neptune  (the town, not the planet)

Weatherman Rick of Neptune (the town, not the planet)

 

Well, this one is not going on the resume…..

I will spare everyone the details of what went wrong with this storm other than to stay the capture of the surface low did not occur as planned so the track of the storm was about 75 miles further east.

So the major snow amounts projected to fall across much of NJ fell over central and eastern Long Island and central Connecticut.

It is bad enough along the coast here in Neptune where 8 to 10 inches of snow will fall by the end of the storm, or half the projected totals, but the forecast bust is monumental for inland sections where little snow has fallen.

There is always a zone where someone gets the shaft on snow amounts…this time it was New Jersey, versus the expectation that it would be eastern Pennsylvania.

Anyway, at this hour, the heaviest area of snow is in a triangle from northern Ocean County to Trenton and then up the Route 1 corridor to New Your City.  Snow will be ending during the morning hours.  Another inch or two will fall on top of what you have with areas of 3 inches within this heavier snow triangle.  All snow should be over by noon.

Cold weather for Wednesday and Thursday.  A clipper will bring some light mixed precipitation Thursday night followed by cold weather for the weekend.

The opportunity for redemption for forecasters may come as early next week as a storm ejects out of the southwest US and meets up with arctic air in place of the northeast U.S.

Source: Rick Cuttrell, Tri-State Storm Watch

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Embury and Central Ave

Embury and Central Ave.  5:11 p.m. July 14, 2014.  Blogfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge.

Roof and chimney damage at Embury and Central.  Blogfinger photo ©

Roof and chimney damage at Embury and Central. Blogfinger photo ©

31 Broadway. Looks like the lightning struck the peak and the blew out the roof, walls and windows. WOW  Phil Cappozi   ©

31 Broadway. “Looks like the lightning struck the peak and then blew out the roof, walls and windows. WOW”
Phil Cappozi ©

 

Lots of help arrived. ©  Blogfinger photo.

Lots of help arrived. © Blogfinger photo.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor@Blogfinger

The rain came down hard. Many of us had received an alarm on our cell phones warning of flash floods.  Sirens sounded, and fire trucks roared through town heading south.  It was not only Ocean Grove that reacted, but units from Allenhurst and Bradley Beach came also.

We were at Embury and Central at around 5:00 pm, when we came upon  about six fire trucks and a slew of firemen in the street.  A crowd of about 25 people gathered, watching from the sidelines.    Lightning had hit a house there resulting in smoke, a sizzled roof and some minor damage to a chimney.  No one was hurt at any of these events.

There were 2 hits on Embury,  2 or 3 on Broadway  and one on Heck.   We were told that  68 Broadway lost power and had a damaged roof.  Also mentioned were 15 and 31 Broadway.  A  Queen Anne turret at #31 was badly damaged with heavy smoke noted by neighbors who entered the house.    Firemen checked with infra-red for hidden fires within the walls.    In all cases, no fires resulted, and the damage was minor except as noted.. One of the hits created a gas leak.  The fire engines moved on rather quickly to get back to their home bases.  We checked Broadway and saw no flooding.

OGFD---quick response. Blogfinger photo

OGFD—quick response. Blogfinger photo

On Broadway we spoke to Ken Buckley who was relaxing on his porch watching some of the action. We also chatted with  Anne McCarthy who was on her porch with husband Denis.  She had a scanner which was keeping her informed of the news.  Maybe we should get a scanner.

At the  Eagle Hook and Ladder on Main Avenue, we interviewed an OG fireman  and asked him whether all houses in the Grove should have lightning rods. A few weeks ago lightning took out my Verizon box knocking out my FIOS triple play.  He said that the OGFD discourages the use of lightning rods because they can actually cause problems and can increase the risk to firemen.

By around 6:30 pm, the heavy rain, the lightning and all the fuss were pretty much over. Flash flood warnings were posted until 12:45 a.m.

 

 

DON McLEAN

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Casino. May 1, 2004  By Virginia Smith , FOB. ©

Casino. May 1, 2004 By Virginia Smith , FOB. ©

Virginia Smith of Ocean Grove was out this morning after a torrential rain last night. She found that the casino was flooded.  But she also said that it “was not quiet on the eastern front.” There were workers busy with the new Middle Beach boardwalk. Their work had been delayed by some FEMA static, but that is evidently over.

Thanks Virginia—-Citizen Reporter for Blogfinger—dramatic image. Click it to see more.

TOM JONES—crank it up because it’s not unusual.

 

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