Cape May Iced in, New Round of Record Cold for 2015

Cape May, NJ – This week was one for the record books. After hitting new record cold temperatures earlier this week, Cape May plunged through cold weather records again Thursday and Friday.

Friday set a new low temperature of three degrees.

Cape May became an island surrounded by ice, from the bay to the ocean.

Delaware Bay beaches, already partially frozen, turned into arctic tundras. The amazing ice at the Concrete Ship brought out the curious with their cameras.

Same story at Atlantic Ocean beaches like the Cove and Poverty Beach this morning.


The Cove was completely covered with ice, a rare sight indeed.

This after six inches of snow blanketed the area a couple of days ago.

The intense cold, with wind chills out of the west whipping into the low minus 20′s – turned the Cape May canal into a rock solid ice chunk as well.

And that brought a halt to Cape May Ferry operations.

In a rare move, the Cape May Lewes Ferry cancelled trips across the bay to Lewes, Delaware Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  According to one of the ferry captains, there was “ice as far as you can see.”

Yes, there was.

About Jane Kashlak

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