Well...how about this for a rundown?
16.5 inches of snow over 24 hours with winds gusting to 65 mph for about 12 hours.
All schools and businesses are closed as well as the clinics in town
The plows have been off the highway until now. Currently they are out with road graders rigged up with V-plows and chains to break the drifts. The fleet of FL80 dumps with reversible blades still cannot get out.
Park Point is closed. Drifts are 10 feet high. They can't plow because they aren't sure if there are cars under the drifts or not so they're going to bring in a big blower following men on snowshoes with probing rods.
The firetrucks and ambulances are all chained up and have v-plows at the ready to lead the way. The police have some 4wd Expeditions, but they aren't going anywhere.
And this...the very best part IMHO...while out walking to the gas station at 9:30 last night to get some adult beverages, I witnessed snowmobiles drag racing down I-35. This is a huge transportation corridor (the interstate starts in this town) that winds through a maze of on ramps, off ramps, tunnels, etc. You can't imagine what it was like to see snowmobiles racing down the driving lanes. The interstate is closed and driving on streets is illegal, but they're doing it all over town. Why? Because they can....who is going to stop them? Needless to say I'm a little jealous. The worst part of it is that my snowmobile and my truck (which is well designed to deal with this weather) are 60 miles from here. Damn my frugal Honda and it's 3 inches of ground clearance.....
I failed to mention the approximately 4 hours of thundersnow we had last night. For those of you who are unfamiliar, it is the extremely rare instance in which you have severe snow, winds, and THUNDER and LIGHTNING. Very cool, very cool indeed! You really have to witness it first hand to appreciate it.