After a winter with very little snow in Northern New England, spring seems to be making up for lost time. The mountains of Northern New England awoke to snow early Sunday morning, and more is on the way before the weekend is through.
By 7 a.m. on Sunday Mount Washington in New Hampshire was reporting snow, as was Stowe, Vermont above 3,600 feet.
The sudden shift of seasons comes as chilly air blows in on a strong westerly wind. The new air mass arrived behind a cold front that swept through New England Saturday night.
Snow showers will continue for the highest terrain of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine right into Sunday night. Accumulations will likely be limited to areas above 2,000 feet, but the very highest summits may come away with several inches.
Even below 2,000 feet it’s possible for some wet snowflakes to briefly mix in with rain showers Sunday night in Northern New England.
The snow will transition back to rain showers on Monday, and temperatures will continue warming into next week.
While unusual, snow in mid-May is certainly not unheard of for New England’s mountains. Mount Mansfield in Vermont has seen accumulating snow into June in past years. Right now there’s still 15” of snow left at the top of Vermont’s highest mountain.