The further east you go, the higher the snow amount. Philly got 22.9 inches, which is apparently a record for any December. The record in Philadelphia for any date is a little over 30", not that long ago, in 1996. I've already made one pass with the snow blower late yesterday morning before I went to bed, but my work is cut out for me for this morning, if I hope to be able to get to work Sunday night.
The current AP headline on this event reads: "Blizzard-like storm slams East; region snowed in"
Why so mealy-mouthed, AP? 'Blizzard-like'? What part of this record-breaking snow storm does not look like a blizzard to you? Might the storm turn out to be something else, like an exceptionally heavy fog, or a rain of Buicks? Why not just call it a blizzard? Is this like the wire services calling every criminal 'alleged', even the ones arrested while firing a gun into a slumped victim? Is the AP afraid of being sued by Mr. Storm, who will produce expert witnesses in court to testify that he wasn't really a 'blizzard'?
I'm really curious to know why the headline-writer came up with that construction.