SNOW

Winter is firmly in the rearview mirror. Now that we can look back, data shows South Jersey ranged from a foot and a half to nearly 5 feet of seasonal snow. So who received the most snow in your county?

Using snowfall totals obtained from WeatherWorks, we can list the towns with the highest and lowest amounts of snow and sleet in each county within The Press coverage area. WeatherWorks is a private weather consulting company in Hackettstown, nestled in the northwest corner of the state.

In short, Ocean County was the place for winter weather lovers.

Brick received the highest accumulation of the four southeastern New Jersey counties. WeatherWorks reports nearly 5 feet of snow and sleet piled up on the roads, sidewalks and lawns, with 57 inches exactly. Even the lowest amount in the county, Beach Haven, was higher than many other towns in the area — 35.8 inches came down there.

Cape May, which averages 14.9 inches, the least in the state, held to the script for this past winter. However, it was still above the average: 18.9 inches of accumulation fell at the New Jersey’s southernmost town. The highest in Cape May County? Ocean City, which nearly doubled Cape May at 34.1 inches of snow. Per climatology, this is not a surprise, as average snowfall goes up away from the peninsula portion of the county.

Atlantic County had the smallest spread between the two extreme amounts. Hammonton, well away from the mild ocean waters, received 38.4 inches. Along the ocean, Atlantic City took home the lowest county total, at 29.1 inches.

Cumberland County was similar in year-end totals. Vineland came in with 32.1 inches. Meanwhile, the bayside town of Fortescue received 22.5 inches.

Meteorologist

This is my first newspaper but not my first forecast for NJ. I graduated with a B.S. in Meteorology from Rutgers. Two TV internships gave me a taste for the newsroom. Then, after nearly 4 years in private NJ weather, I'm forecasting South Jersey for you.

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