As I was finishing up skiing yesterday, I met an acquaintance in the parking lot. There was a little snow in the air and the wind was blowing good, but it wasn't bad--at least not after you've been through winter and are a little hardened to it. We were both wondering where the storm was that was supposed to be drabbing the area. Then I went running for an hour or so before heading home. Ski conditions had been really good and the running was good, too, and yet the place had been all but deserted all afternoon, with little traffic on the interstate as well.
Once it got dark though, and maybe at around 7 pm, the storm blew in and it blew in good and raged all night. No way to know how much it has snowed so far (because of the wind moving things around), but it already qualifies as fairly epic in terms of the wind and snow drifts. Things are taking a break in the early afternoon, but from the looks of the weather radar we are far from done--all depending on how quickly the low pressure center moves off, or doesn't.
I can only imagine what it might look like up top, and there is bound to be a whole new crop of fallen pine trees.