A relatively mild winter gave way Feb. 9 to a powerful snowstorm across New England.
Skiers rushed to the local ski slope as noted by the Marketing Director at the Nashoba Valley Ski Area, in Westford.
“Come out and play in the powder with us today at Nashoba!” stated Pam Fletcher. “The lifts are churning and the skiers and snowboarders are turning out on the slopes…”
Fletcher posted a link to the ski area’s videocam showing the deep powder covering the slopes.
At 2 p.m. Facebook posters from Westford noted the winds had picked up.
By 4 p.m. approximately 8 inches had fallen in neighboring Chelmsford and the flakes were still coming down, though the winds had died.
Not everyone stayed indoors. At around 3 p.m. two male joggers were spotted heading up Bridge Street in Chelmsford. Presumably they had found cleared roadways in the vicinity.
During the 2014-15 winter season a record 110.3 inches of snow fell on Boston, according to Weather.com. It shattered the 1995-96 record of 107.6 inches. Measurements have been taken for about 127 years.