April Winds Batter Cape May 2016

Cape May, NJ – 50 mile per hour winds from the west battered the Cape May area Sunday morning, whipping up sand and surf and sending a tree branch crashing into cars at a West Cape May home.

The National Weather Service measured wind gusts at the Cape May County airport at up to 48 degrees. Along the western shoreline , the winds were stronger. The normally placid Delaware Bay churned with white capped waves.


Houses facing west along the bay got the worst of the winds. At least one North Cape May home lost some of its shingles.

Anyone who decided to take a morning walk along the Cove found the wind shifting the beach eastward, pummeling people and car windows with sand in the process.

Although the winds did not affect most homes in Cape May, the wide open site undergoing remediation work along Lafayette Street had some of its protective fencing blown down. Construction workers were on the scene in no time to fix the problem.


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