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Weekend Storms 'Typical' But Extraordinary03:31
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A Mack truck cleared a toppled tree in Boston's Public Garden on Monday. (Huw Roberts for WBUR)
A Mack truck cleared a toppled tree in Boston's Public Garden on Monday. (Huw Roberts for WBUR)

Crushed cars, downed power lines, century-old trees toppled. Meteorologists call the storms that erupted across the state over the weekend typical for this time of year — so why was the damage so severe?

This program aired on June 7, 2010.

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