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Published May 02, 2013, 12:00 AM

May 1-2, 2013, snowstorm

A rare May snowstorm delays the start of springtime in Hudson


A pickup truck with a snowplow on front makes its way past a stand of snow-covered pine tree on Vine Street at Grandview Drive. A snowstorm that began Wednesday, May 1, and ended the next day, dropped several inches of wet, heavy snow on Hudson.

  • A pickup truck with a snowplow on front makes its way past a stand of snow-covered pine tree on Vine Street at Grandview Drive. A snowstorm that began Wednesday, May 1, and ended the next day, dropped several inches of wet, heavy snow on Hudson.
  • Patrick Gonda clears snow from the driveway of his Spruce Drive home, as his wife, Janet, watches. It was a rare task for May 2.
  • Vehicle traffic left ruts in the slushy snow on Red Cedar Pass on Thursday morning, May 2.
  • Red cedar trees at the south entrance to the Heritage Greens neighborhood bend under the weight of heavy, wet snow on the morning of May 2, 2013.
  • The light green shoots of a willow tree at a Vine Street residence stands out against the background of newly fallen snow.
  • The Boy Scout statue stands above the snow covering Lakefront Park on Thursday morning, May 2, 2013. The Grand Duchess riverboat in the background, operated by Afton-Hudson Cruise Line, awaits the arrival of summer.
  • The broken limb of a small tree leans onto Locust Street. Many tree branches broke under the weight of the snow that fell the night of May 1-2, 2013.
  • The sun fights through a hazy sky, framed by a snow-covered oak at the corner of Spruce Drive and Vine Street.
  • Snow covered the tables and chairs on the riverfront patio of Pier 500 restaurant on First Street in Hudson on Thursday morning, May 2.
  • The Lakefront Park boat launch is closed due to high water from the St. Croix River covering part of the asphalt landing.
  • Dr. Julie Lesher poses with a snowperson built by staff members at her Dentistry on Vine office.
  • Hannah Geisler, Kassie Ehrman and Stephanie Geisler, from left, go snow-tubing on their day off from Hudson Prairie Elementary School. Parents Molly and Joe Geisler brought the group out for some record-setting late tubing at Badlands Sno-Park. Maggie Hall of Badlands said her family thought they had set a record by staying open until March 29, “but this definitely is one for the books.” The park reopened on Thursday, May 2, after the freak spring snowstorm.
  • The snow prevented play at Hudson Golf Club on May 2, even though the sign out front said the course is open for the season.
  • The fishing pier at the Lake Mallalieu boat launch is covered with snow, instead of being in the water and used for fishing.
  • A pair of mallard ducks waddle through the snow in Lakefront Park on Thursday morning, May 2.
  • Snow fills the net of a basketball hoop on East Canyon Drive.