For all the bombast about bombogenesis, winter storm Grayson turned out to be a bit of a bust. The deepest snowfall reported, as of last night, was 17 inches at Cape May Court House, with other parts of New Jersey picking up over a foot of snow. Other areas, however, saw only a few inches of accumulation.
Regardless, Grayson couldn’t hold a shovel to the Great Blizzard of March 1888, according to State Climatologist David Robinson. The three-day storm dumped as much as five feet of snow across the Northeast, with drifts as high as 10 feet.