Mother Nature fooled us into thinking spring had arrived earlier in the month, but now we have to deal with the second NE storm in two weeks -- and this one adds significant snow to the winds. Warnings are up from midnight to 3 a.m. Thursday, with the heaviest snow tomorrow afternoon along with gale force winds up to 45 mph. On the positive side, this one is supposed to go through rapidly with a switch to NW winds that may set up good conditions by the weekend. West winds of 15 mph are forecast for Saturday with only three-to-four-foot seas -- and there are light north winds predicted for Sunday. The Ocean Explorer from Belmar was supposed to fish today, but there's been no report as of the time this was written.