Snow coats parts of Northern New England, Massachusetts

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Leaves are coming out on trees, daffodils are starting to bloom and snow is falling in parts of Northern New England and Massachusetts a month before the start of summer.

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.

The weather service also reported flurries in the northern Berkshires of Massachusetts. Snowfall in the Bay State is rare in May but not unprecedented

But much of Monday’s snow was short-lived. The forecast calls for temperatures to rise, with rain in northern New Hampshire and Maine.