Weather forecasters probably have their protocol for naming storms–but was this a Noname Noreaster grazing Cape May? Forecasters did seem to nail this one on the head. Including the reported wind gust of 63 by the Cape May Star and Wave at noon Monday.
Beginning overnight with a gradual buildup of east north east winds pointing the American Flag on the mall due west to reflect the airflow. Until that is, Cape May public works crews wisely lowered and stored away the flags.
Several walks and drives around town revealed little more than downed gutters and scattered trash cans. Not bad when a noname Noreaster grazing Cape May slides by.
Experts agreed this storm would not be as intense as last year’s named storm Jonas. Cape May certainly reflected that fact. Statistically, Jonas matched up to Hurricane Sandy, where Cape May was concerned. With regards to tide levels and wind speeds, the high tide was recorded at 8.98 feet Saturday morning compared to Sandy’s tide of 8.9 feet. Winds were recorded above 60 miles per hour overnight Friday into Saturday. Thankfully that didn’t happen this time around.
I am always amazed how out of town media chooses to keep an eye on Cape May and when things happen they ask for information for their news outlets.
— Daniel Manzo (@DanManWX) January 23, 2017