This Is Spring in New England

It's snowing a month before summer
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 16, 2016 5:41 PM CDT
Updated May 16, 2016 5:52 PM CDT
This Is Spring in New England
A dusting of snow covers young leaves and the ground on Perry Hill in Waterbury, Vt., on Monday May 16, 2016, and Mount Hunger in the background.    (Wilson Ring)

Leaves are coming out on trees, daffodils are starting to bloom, and snow is falling in parts of Northern New England a month before the start of summer, the AP reports. The National Weather Service says 3.4 inches of snow were recorded in the northern Maine town of Caribou early Monday, setting a record for the most snow this late in May. Vermont's Mount Mansfield set a record with 5.6 inches of snow, beating the old record of 4 inches in 1984. The Vermont towns of Middlesex and Hyde Park and near Pomfret got 2 inches while the northern New Hampshire town of Pittsburg recorded 2.5 inches. But much of the snow was short-lived. The forecast calls for temperatures to rise, with rain in northern New Hampshire and Maine. (More winter weather stories.)

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