Maine

Maine hit with record-breaking spring snow

Perry Hill in Waterbury, Vt.

Perry Hill in Waterbury, Vt.  (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

The leaves are coming out on trees, daffodils are starting to bloom and snow is falling in parts of Northern New England, a month before the official start of summer.

The National Weather Service says 3.4 inches was recorded in the northern Maine town of Caribou early Monday, setting a record for the most snow this late in May.

Five inches of snow fell in Caswell and New Sweden, Maine.

In northern New Hampshire, Pittsburg recorded 2.5 inches. The Vermont towns of Middlesex and Hyde Park and near Pomfret got 2 inches Monday morning.

But the snow is expected to be short-lived. The forecast calls for temperatures to rise, with rain in northern New Hampshire and Maine.