The forecast for this weekend has improved and that's good news for everyone at the Jersey Shore, but exactly 36 years ago today, we weren't so lucky.

When the initial forecasts came out for this weekend weather event, there was some concern we could see up to six inches of snow. It doesn't look like that's going to happen now, but if it did, it wouldn't be the first time.

According to, April 6th and 7th were the exact days that the Garden State got rocked with a snowstorm back in 1982. It was a Category 2 storm that blanketed the Garden State in snow.

In our area, we saw 4 to up to 10 inches in some spots. To the south of us, there was about 1 to 4 inches and further north in the state, some spots got anywhere from 10 to 20 inches.

Meteorologist Dan Zarrow's forecast for us calls for the potential for a coating to an inch tomorrow, and that's about it. So I guess in many ways, we have nothing to complain about. Well, not nothing. But at least not a lot of snow. But it was close.

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