The snow was pretty nice, the first day of the storm. Everything was serene and peaceful, and the snow made everywhere glow. It was the perfect powder for skiing, because it was deep but still soft enough to walk on.
Then it was the next day, and the snow was still there. It's too cold to melt, so it just sort of...froze in place. The status of the snow varies from place to place, obviously. The places where it partially melted have ice that's more slippery and dangerous. The roads are mostly clear, but the sides of the roads are covered with nasty-looking dark snow.
Katie slipped twice on the ice, and her OBGYN told her outright that her options are to induce labor now, or to not go outside at all until the ice is gone. She chose the latter option, because the forecast calls for sprinkled snow showers all this weekend. Maybe. The weather people all agree that we'll have a day and a half of light snow, but they keep changing the forecast for WHEN it will happen. After that, it will slowly get warmer. I imagine we'll have to wait until it's above freezing all day long, before the snow and ice disappear.