Seriously, what's with all the wailing and gnashing of teeth by the TV weather people over snow and how it's all coming down weeks before the official start of winter? This morning I heard 3 separate weather people lament about all those places in the northeast and midwest getting dumped on and how winter doesn't even officially start for another three weeks.
Really now, you're supposed to be weather professionals. Snow is a fact of life in these places. The real story should be why hasn't the snow come earlier like it's supposed to? Is anybody living in a winter city really all that surprised they're getting snow? Most of them are probably more surprised the snow didn't come three weeks ago.
When it 30 cm of snow falls in a place like Charleston, that's a worthy weather story. The snow that's falling in the northeast and midwest? That's just normal.