I live in Wisconsin and it snows. Quite often, at this time of year, as local forecasters catch the glimmer of a possible first, significant storm -- say, six days prior... out in Wyoming -- the media build-up can be frenzied!! And many times (it seems like more often than not, but that might just be me), we might get a little bit of snow, but "storm" is definitely not in the vocabulary and whatever it was that was glimmering in Wyoming veered off to the north or the south, or petered out altogether. We've had a couple of dustings so far this year, but our first full-fledged, named snowstorm arrived yesterday.
The snow is quite light right now and it is very windy, but some of what fell overnight is very heavy and sticky -- back-breaking to shovel and not good for sledding, it can make some pretty dangerous snowballs. The tall evergreens at the front of the house are deeply bowing to Mother Nature this morning. "Give!" Closures, cancellations, and late starts are the norm today.