Weird Weather Watch: April Showers Snowstorms

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A spring snowstorm dumped more than a foot of snow on New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine last night, leaving more than 100,000 homes without power.

Meteorologist Butch Roberts of the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, said, “We had Easter on December 25th. People had crocuses coming out and blooms on bushes. And now we have Christmas, with all this snow. It’s a little topsy-turvy.”

Spring is notoriously unpredictable in New England, but National Weather Service data [PDF] suggests that major snowfalls are highly unusual.

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