A winter storm moved into Central New England Sunday evening, dropping heavy wet snow across the region, and is forecast to linger through mid-day Monday, the official Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Ski areas across the region picked up 3 to 8 inches of new cover, sending skiers and snowboarders into raptures of delight.

It is the first significant fresh snow that ski areas in Southern and Central New England have received since the four-day storm that began New Year's Eve and lingered through the following Monday, Jan. 3.

[R287R, Mount Sunapee] in Newbury, N.H., reports 6 inches as of 6 a.m. Monday, with light snow continuing to fall. "It will be awesome today," said Sunapee's Bruce McCloy.

Stacy Lopes reports [R216R, Loon Mountain] in Lincoln, N.H., on the northern fringe of the weather system, has 3 inches on the ground at 6:30 a.m., with a few inches more at Plymouth, N.H., a bit farther south.

[R489R, Waterville Valley] in Waterville, N.H., also on the northern fringe of the storm, reports 4 inches on the ground as of 7:45 a.m., with more falling lightly.

[R1491R, Crotched Mountain] in Bennington, N.H., in the heavy precip zone, reports 8 inches as of 7 a.m.

[R165R, Gunstock Mountain Resort] in Gilford, N.H., reports 5 to 7 inches of new snow as of 7:30 a.m. Bill Quigley upped that to 9 inches at the base by 10 a.m., but notes that it is drifting.

[R293R, Nashoba Valley] in Westford, Mass., reports 6 inches as of 7:45 a.m.

[R93R, Ski Butternut] in Great Barrington, Mass., on the southwestern edge of the storm, reports receiving an inch at its base, and 3 inches at its summit.

[R193R, Jiminy Peak] in Hancock, Mass., reports 3 inches as of 8 a.m. with another inch expected during the day.

[R430R, Stratton Mountain Resort] in Stratton, Vt., on the northwestern edge of the storm, reports 5 to 6 inches of new snow.

[R184R, Hunter Mountain] in Hunter, N.Y., on the western fringe of the weather system, reports 4 inches of heavy snow.

Check OnTheSnow for updates on storm totals.

The storm is a mixed blessing for resorts where the heaviest snow is falling, as it is hampering travel on one of the busiest holidays of the season.

Boston received rain and a bit of slushy snow from the storm, which ended as a Nor'easter with high winds along the Massachusetts coast. Several more inches of snow are expected to fall by midday atop what already is on the ground from this storm, before it moves offshore.