You probably didn’t celebrate Mother’s Day outdoors on Sunday if you were in Vermont or New Hampshire.
Had you been brave enough to do so, you would’ve probably encountered snow, and in some cases, plenty of it. Up to 14″ of snow fell on parts of New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Maine, mostly in higher elevations on Sunday on the backside of a potent late-season nor’easter.
Most of the hardest-hit locations were in New England’s high elevation areas, mostly 2,000′ or above, but snow even here, and so much, this late into the season is relatively rare. Mount Washington, the highest peak in New England at over 6,000′, received over 14″ of snow from this storm by Sunday afternoon, more than the 12.2″ it typically gets over the full month of May.
The same system soaked much of the Northeast with record rainfall on Saturday and into early Sunday before moving into the Canadian maritimes. You can read more about that component of this storm here.
The snow will melt off quickly, however, as temperatures warm quickly both Monday and Tuesday into the 60s and 70s, about seasonable levels for this time of year.
Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on the Northeast and Old Man Winter’s last stand.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi – Featured photo: Stowe Mountain Resort