Winter 2008 - 09 arrived with a bang, delivering several inches of snow on November 18, only three days after we got most of the leaves piled up.
But, it really arrived on December 19 - 20 (Friday and Saturday), with a delivery of about 18 inches of snow in 36 hours. Traffic on Friday was a mess, but Rochesterians know what to do with snow, and so things were well cleaned up on Saturday.
Snow ever got trapped in the screen of one of the garage windows.
And drifts in through imperfect door seals (since the garage is uninsulated, imperfect weather seals are relatively unimportant)
For Californians wondering what Christmas Tree flocking is supposed to evoke, here is what real snow on an evergreen tree looks like:
Poor Tabby got dumped in the snowbank, and had to forge her way back into the house.