A Warm Cape May November 2015

Cape May, NJ -  Forget about battling crazy crowds on Black Friday. What better way to spend the day after Thanksgiving than on the beach in your shorts.

This year, the holiday weather gods smiled on Cape May, with highs hitting 67 degrees on both Thanksgiving and the day after.  To top it off, Friday’s high set a new record for November 27th.

How warm was it? It was warm enough to walk along the beach without a sweater. Warm enough to dig a hole in the sand, if that’s what you preferred.

And warm enough to work off some of those Thanksgiving calories with a game of Frisbee on the beach.

The final National Weather Service stats for the month show that November 2015 is one of the warmest November’s in Cape May on record.  You have to go back to 1985 to find another November warmer than this one.

The average temperature for a normal November in Cape May is about 49 degrees. This year, the average temperature for November was over 53 degrees.
Even the first frost was late this year.  Cape May didn’t get a frost until November 24th!

The National Weather Service now says there’s a good chance we’ll have a warmer than usual December as well.

Just remember:  while November 2015 was one of the warmest ever, this past February and March were two of the coldest ever.  

If those record cold temperatures repeat themselves this winter, these waves could turn to ice in two months.

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