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Snow in May 2009 - May Photos in Sutton Massachusetts


Usually May in Sutton is a gorgeous month - lots of flowers blooming, the weather is in the 80s or even low 90s sometimes. The mosquitoes are still not quite active. Birds are showing off their springtime colors. People are planting their gardens.

However, on May 24, 2009, we had an incredibly powerful thunderstorm rip through Sutton. It took out power for a large chunk of Sutton starting at 4:30pm and not coming back for many until after 11pm. Whenever power goes out, my boyfriend likes to drive around the area to see how widespread the outage is. When he hit 146, he was amazed. It looked like a tornado had ripped through the area! It had been very hot that day - high 80s - but there was SNOW on the highway, and a TON of leaves!

Route 146 was heavily layered with green leaves.

Sutton Massachusetts Snow in May Photo

The side of the road was also layered.

Sutton Massachusetts Snow in May Photo

You can see the thick piles of leaves everywhere, ripped from the trees by the winds.

Sutton Massachusetts Snow in May Photo

But wait - what is this white stuff?

Sutton Massachusetts Snow in May Photo

Snow? In May? In 90 degree weather?

Sutton Massachusetts Snow in May Photo

Yes, definitely snow.

Sutton Massachusetts Snow in May Photo

Green leaves were thickly layered everywhere.

Sutton Massachusetts Snow in May Photo

Not enough snow to sled on, though.

Sutton Massachusetts Snow in May Photo

A heavy sign was knocked over in front of this building.

Sutton Massachusetts Snow in May Photo

Leaves everywhere.

Sutton Massachusetts Snow in May Photo

The Karate sign is missing some pieces now.

Sutton Massachusetts Snow in May Photo

Lots of leaves in front of the abandoned restaurant

Sutton Massachusetts Snow in May Photo

But that's not all - a pond has formed on 146, which a minivan foolishly tried to drive across.

Sutton Massachusetts Snow in May Photo

The minivan is now stuck.

Sutton Massachusetts Snow in May Photo

Lesson - do not drive through a pond.

Sutton Massachusetts Snow in May Photo

Navigating the pond.

Sutton Massachusetts Snow in May Photo

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