Snowstorm hits record in Newark

Snowstorm hits record in Newark

A massive winter storm that snowed for more than a day in New Jersey brought enough snow to one major city to break a record, according to the National Weather Service.

Newark Liberty International Airport received 14 inches of snow Monday, breaking the daily snowfall record for Feb. 1, which was 7.5 inches for that day in 1957, according to the New York Regional Office of the Weather Service. The snowfall did not stop on Monday, so snow levels were even higher.

Meanwhile, forecasters are keeping a close eye on a much larger record – an elusive one that has held for nearly 122 years: the most snowstorms in New Jersey ever. It belongs to the town of Cape May, where 34 inches of snow fell during a multi-day storm that lasted from Feb. 11 to 14, 1899. No blizzard in the state since then has brought that much snow. The current storm is so strong and prolonged that it could beat the old figure, experts say.