This should be the customary Happy Birthday post about Cape May Joy Cooke, the Golden Retriever, but hey 6.5 inches of snow fell here last night. In what can only be described as the latest “over-performing” New Jersey snow storm.
Normally this time of year we are looking at pictures of Daffodils and other flowers budding or getting ready to blossom. But no, we still have the shovels out and the salt trucks and plows are rapidly getting our streets and mall clean in advance of this weekend’s Singer-Songwriter conference.
But it could be worse. Nantucket recorded gusts to 83 MPH which puts this March storm at Category 2 Hurricane force. Fortunately for us it developed off shore and only grazed us passing by. Reminds me of the line in the Perfect Storm movie where the weather man says the storm moved safely out to sea. There is nothing safe on the open ocean, when the wind gusts to 80+MPH and the waves are as tall as a five story building.
We clearly did not get as much snow as this picture of Joy indicates, but the way this snow storm clung to everything and anything, it looks like this nor’easter hit us like a blizzard. Thankfully as I finish this post the March sun is rapidly melting the memory of what we hope is our last taste of winter in Cape May. Sixty days till Memorial Day.