A powerful winter storm walloped the state this week. Down at the shore, we did not see much in the way of snow, two inches maybe and not enough to shovel. The beaches were the problem as the ocean cut into the dunes and the erosion was tremendous. The weather buoy on the Barnegat Ridge, the fishing grounds 15 miles offshore showed seas reaching 21 feet. That's the type of energy that moves wrecks and changes bottom structure. At least a couple boats will still try to fish when things settle down for those looking for a day out.