April snow showers fall on flowers in northern New England

FRANCONIA, N.H. –  It’s late April, but it’s not too late for snow in northern New England.

Parts of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont were set to get a couple of inches before the snow tapered off Tuesday afternoon, said National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Pohl.

Meghan McCarthy McPhaul said her drive from her home in Franconia to Littleton on Tuesday morning was one of the scariest in recent memory. She took it slow after seeing a truck slide off the road.

“There’s not a whole lot of snow on the road, but it’s really slippery, and I don’t have my snow tires on anymore,” she said.

McPhaul washed her children’s snow pants, parkas and other winter weather attire last weekend and stored them away. On Tuesday, she had to open the bin and pull everything back out.

“This is probably the biggest storm we’ve had all winter, only energy suppliers it’s not winter anymore,” she said.

Areas along the Maine and New Hampshire coast were expected to get 1 or 2 inches of snow, with up to 4 inches possible in higher terrain areas farther inland. In Montpelier, Vermont, a blanket of wet snow covered the grass and blooming daffodils on the State House lawn.

The weather was unusual, but it’s not unprecedented to see snow in late April in northern New England.



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