And finally a 3-dimensional snowflake, just an extra little afternoon project.
A lake effect streamer parked itself overhead this morning and moved back and forth a bit, transforming our 1 cm. forecast into about 15 cm. We were driving home and literally drove into the squall like driving into a wall of snow. For the next two miles you could hardly see, the thickest snowfall I can remember. Then we popped out the other side into sunshine! At least it was light and fluffy so it wasn't hard to blow the drive and deck later on. A good reminder of why the weather channel warns you not to drive in snow squalls!