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In mid-April, Sophia Courtney-Jones is a spot of bright energy as she runs beside the pond at Portland’s Deering Oaks in a light rain. Buy this Photo

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Of course, in Maine, there are snow showers in April. Two geese blend into snow falling on a field in Springvale on April 16. Buy this Photo

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Raindrops collect on budding pussy willows at Kettle Cove State Park in Cape Elizabeth. Buy this Photo

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A pedestrian shields herself from heavy rain on Congress Street in Portland at the end of March. Buy this Photo

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Light hits a cherry blossom tree seen through a window in Portland on April 26. Buy this Photo

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Trees blossom along Congress Street in Portland. Buy this Photo

Photo by Brianna Soukup

The U.S. Drought Monitor, updated weekly, showed southern and western Maine with abnormally dry conditions as April ended. On a rainy Wednesday, pedestrians cross Middle Street as dusk falls in Portland. Buy this Photo

Photo by Michele McDonald

Magnolias are early blooming spring trees. A white waterlily magnolia blossom. Buy this Photo

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Daffodils sway in the breeze on West Street in Portland’s West End at sunset, near the end of April. Buy this Photo

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Kites flying at Bug Light Park in South Portland are a sure sign of spring. The National Weather Service in Gray says spring is our windiest time of the year. Justin Gross of Portland flies a kite in strong, gusty winds on April 20. Buy this Photo

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A man walks below budding trees on the Western Promenade at sunset. Buy this Photo

Photo by Gregory Rec

Shielded from the rain by a colorful umbrella, a woman walks into the One City Center parking garage on the last day of April. Buy this Photo

Photo by Derek Davis

At the end of March, a man stands in a bus shelter on Congress Street in Portland as a cold, heavy rain falls. Buy this Photo

Photo by Michele McDonald

The showers are of pink flowering almond tree blossoms in South Portland on April 29. Buy this Photo

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Pedestrians walk underneath a cherry blossom tree on Munjoy Hill in Portland. Buy this Photo

Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette

Volunteer Sara Salisbury plants flowers in the garden at Blue Point Congregational Church in Scarborough on April 19. The flowers were a gift to the church during the Easter season, in memory and in honor of loved ones. Tulips bloom in the foreground. Buy this Photo

Photo by Ben McCanna

A cherry tree is in full bloom on Neal Street in Portland’s West End. Buy this Photo

Photo by Brianna Soukup

Last year’s May weather may not predict the weather this year. But in 2020, the month of May was like a wild rollercoaster ride. There was a heavy snowstorm early in the month in the north and temperatures were below average throughout the state for the first few weeks. But by the end of the month, a warm spell caused temperatures as high as 94 degrees. Buy this Photo


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