Cape May March Snow 2014

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Cape May, NJ -  March definitely came in like a lion this year, a snowy, icy lion.  Cape May’s roughly four inches of snow did not set any new records, but it was enough to shut down the town for the day.

We were expecting much more snow – as much as 8 to 12 inches, at one point. Instead we got pummeled  with sleet and ice before the snow finally started about 6AM.

The ice snow combo left roadways slick – and deserted.

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Even Lucky Bones’ parking lot was empty. That restaurant plus the Pilot House, two perennially open Cape May eateries, closed their doors last night because of treacherous weather conditions.

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Although we did not break any records for March snowfalls, yesterday was one of Cape May’s snowiest March days on record.  This was our fourth major snowstorm this winter.  The first one came just days after New Year’s.  Yet again this winter, area beaches got a coating of the white stuff over the sand.

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And Cape May houses once again looked picture perfect, in that Currier and Ives kind of way. Their doorsteps revealed just how much snow fell this time around.

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New Cold Record

After the snow, we’re bracing for a round of bitter cold today. At 7 AM it’s only 12 degrees in Cape May.   And THAT sets a new record for March 4th.  Yet another new record for the cold this winter.

After that – perhaps, Spring? We are so ready for it.

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About Jane Kashlak

Jane Kashlak is a journalist, a gardener and a Cape Island resident. She's also Cape May Times' photographer. She founded Cape May Times after a long and lively career in TV news.