A Windy, Chilly Cape May Valentine’s Weekend 2015


Cape May, NJ -  If  you had a romantic stroll on the beach in mind this Valentine’s weekend,  you forgot to check in with Mother Nature.  Cape May got walloped with 50 mile per hour wind gusts and the coldest temperatures we’ve had all winter.

So much for timing.

The area got only about an inch of snow overnight – nothing compared to other parts of the North East. But the chilly temperatures – as low as ten degrees – mixed with the high winds made it feel like ten below zero Sunday morning.

At Sunset Beach, the ferocious winds created curtains of snow and sand and salt spray that practically covered the Concrete Ship at times.

The normally placid Delaware Bay was churning out some mighty big waves.  The bay was so roiled up, the water looked like thick chocolate milk.  If you didn’t look carefully, you’d think the beach had grown overnight.  The white stuiff was actually water – covered with ice and snow.

Only a very few tough souls ventured out on this Valentine’s weekend.


Thanks to the cold, stiff winds, their beach walk didn’t last long.


And it looks like the cold weather isn’t over yet. Cape May might also try to play catch up in the snow department this week.  So far this month we’ve only gotten one inch of snow. The average snowfall for February is six inches.

About Jane Kashlak

Jane Kashlak - a journalist, gardener and Cape Island resident - is writing a book.