It's starting to snow here in Melrose, Ma (6 miles north of Boston). We are supposed to get about 10" here, which is amazing considering I haven't seen bare ground since mid december. I went skiing at the closed "Mt. Hood" ski area here in melrose yesterday on my dad's tele gear (figured I had to learn sometime right?), and although it was danm Icy, there was still a fantastic base on the ground, maybe 8". I haven't seen a winter like this in Boston, ever. I'm told by older folks I know that the last time a winter started this way was the infamous winter of 77/78, culminating in the Blizzard of '78. Have no fear fellow New Englanders. We are gonna keep having a great season this year. Most of the ski areas from the Berkshires on North have at least 100" so far, and some (Smuggler's Notch, Burke Mountain, Saddleback, Jay Peak, etc...) are pushing 160" already. assuming snowfall continues at this rate (and it usually pics severely up the last two weeks of march), we'll have 400"+ by mid-april, not unheard of but definately special. Here's hoping it picks up and Jay Peak is able to break their 571" record of two seasons ago. (by the way, including post-season snowfall they had 400" last year too).
Oh wait... what's all this junk about the east gets no snow? [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]