Polar vortex brings rare May snow, low temps to US East

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DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Mother's Day weekend got off to an unseasonably snowy start in the Northeast on Saturday thanks to the polar vortex bringing cold air down from the north. Some higher elevation areas in northern New York and New England reported snowfall accumulations of up to 10 inches, while traces of snow were seen along the coast from Maine to Boston to as far south as Manhattan. John Cannon, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, said parts of northern New England saw as much as 10 inches of snow and even coastal areas of Maine and New Hampshire got a dusting. There were even reports of flurries in Boston. "We've had several inches in many areas in the Northeast. This is a rare May snow event," he said. The hard
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