In similar news (especially for you, sf_reader), my photos from the first day of Snowpocalypse 2009™:
Here's a shot of my front yard snowscape. Snow is pretty in the sunshine.
To give you an idea of the total snowfall, those little black bumps are sidewalk lights, a little over a foot tall. It's much deeper now, and we're promised 2"-4" more over the next couple of days.
Yes, this man is walking his dog down the middle of the street. Sidewalks were impassible, and the few 4-wheel-drive vehicles out and about had cut some ruts for walking dogs.
You can see the layers of snow like geological strata in the front window.