Sunday, February 10, 2013
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For many years residents of the township have flocked to the old Town Hall to barrel down the hill on sleds, flying saucers and anything else they can use to get to the bottom as quickly as possible. Saturday was no exception as hundreds of residents parked at the library and walked their way up only to fly back down to the bottom. Last night a vote was held on the Howell Patch Facebook page to determine a new cover photo. A picture from the Preventorium facility was matched up against a picture of Echo Lake Park and by an overwhelming majority the sledding scene was selected. Many people who cast votes said they could remember sledding on the hill when they were young. Eric Decowski said he could remember flying down the hill before the …
Friday, February 8, 2013
We were expecting up to 8 inches of snow this weekend! See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. As the snow starts to hit Howell check here to see how we're doing in what is expected to be the first big storm of the season.
Upload your photos of supplies and snow in this article.
The rain that has soaked Howell Friday morning looks to be the calm before the storm. According to the National Weather Service, the rain will be turning into snow Friday evening and will continue through Saturday morning. While there is some time before the snow hits, we want to see how you are preparing for the storm and when the snow comes, how your landscape looks with a fresh coat of powder. Yesterday, Manalapan Patch camped out at Wegmans to see what items area residents were stocking up on before the storm. Share your snowstorm supply pictures in this article by pressing the “upload photos and video” button above. Don’t forget to share your snow pictures too once the inches start piling up!
Saturday, February 11, 2012
National Weather Service predicting various amounts depending on location
It looks like Monmouth and Ocean Counties should see a storm starting Friday night, and lasting all day Saturday, that could deliver as little as a dusting and as much as two inches of snow - depending on your location. The National Weather Service is predicting the storm could deliver close to half an inch of snow before the sun comes up tomorrow across much of the area. The snow should continue until around 1 p.m. when warmer temperatures should result in a shift to rain. Snow accumulations for Saturday could be as high as two inches depending on the location. Farther south, the storm is expected to make much less of an impact. The National Weather Service is calling for little or no accumulation tonight in Barnegat. The storm should …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Inclement weather cause of cancellation
With snow falling across the area the Howell Public Schools cancelled Wednesday night's meeting. The National Weather Service is calling for approximately half an inch of snow to fall through the night. According to the forecasts the temperature could dip to around 28 degrees before returning to the high 40's tomorrow. After tonight the next chance of precipitation is not until Friday night into Saturday. The next meeting of the Board of Education is not scheduled to be held again until Feb. 22. Stay with Howell Patch for more changes from tonight's weather event and for any updates on this meeting.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Program meant to help with fire safety during winter storms
With the first real storm of winter still not hitting the township, the Howell Fire Bureau is asking residents to help them when the big winter storms do arrive. As part of that preparation effort they are holding an "Adopt-A-Hydrant" program. "The winter months bring a special concern to the Howell Township Fire Service," Chief Bob Hotmar said in a letter about the program. "Winter storms and plowing operations can often hide the hydrants under a mountain of snow making them impossible to find quickly. In the event of a fire, firefighters have to locate and shovel out hydrants before hooking them up." While there are parts of the town that do not have hydrants, for those streets that do have them, keeping them clear during storms can …