Early morning weather reports predicted heavy rain from a Nor’easter passing through Bedford on Friday, April 16, with snow falling in the higher elevations of Worcester County and into New Hampshire.
The best-laid plans can change, and they did this morning.
Shortly before 9 a.m. Bedford’s rain turned to sleet, and then quickly to puffy white flakes that stuck to trees, lawns, and covered the roads within the first hour. Plows were called into service, and late in the afternoon, 28 Eversource customers remained without electricity, though all were restored before dark.
Snow in April is unusual, especially when Spring has been in the air. But snow has fallen even later when heavy, wet snow did considerable damage to leafed-out trees on Mother’s Day weekend, 1977.
Dean Groves, inspired by Nancy Willett’s words, created this morning’s haiku.
Beauty on beauty
Spring rain becomes soft spring snow
My soul sighs with joy
And a few folks readers sent pictures.