It may have seemed cold enough to snow around here last night, with temperatures in the low- to mid-40s as a cold rain fell.
An hour or so north and east, some spots got several inches of surprise snow in mid-May. (Adirondack Explorer has a bunch of photos online of snow around Wilmington/Lake Placid.)
May snow in the mountains of the Northeast is not unprecedented, particularly in the High Peaks, Green Mountains and White Mountains. And some places got several inches Monday and Monday night.
Still, that doesn't mean we have to be happy about it.
The National Weather Service in Albany reported a half inch or so in Hamilton County spots like Piseco and Speculator. High Peaks around Lake Placid got several inches, though.
Central Vermont spots like Rochester, Danville and Greensboro got 3 to 5 inches, while the Presidential Range of mountains (around Mount Washington) will get more than a half-foot or so.
The good news is we may finally get some warm weather this weekend. But we all know what is going to happen, as we have seen it before. We will get a few weeks of real spring before we get 90 degrees and humidity in June.
-- Don Lehman