I've lived in upstate New York for going on fourteen years. Before then, I lived in North Carolina, Kansas, Georgia, and Washington State. The most snow I've ever seen from one storm is fifteen inches - possibly twenty - which is really nothing to sneeze at.
Although winter is my least favorite season, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't slightly jealous of the predicted "up to three feet of snow" that is supposed to begin falling on Boston, New York City, and Connecticut tonight and tomorrow. Of course, I'll likely be singing a different tune if and when the people in those areas lose power. We've been without heat and electricity during a snowstorm. It's not fun, especially if you happen to have a well that runs on electricity, a limited supply of firewood (or none at all), no generator, and five cold and cranky members of one family huddled under blankets. Now that I think about it . . . the east coast can keep their three feet! I'm satisfied with a lot less.
To all my friends in family in the path of Blizzard 2015, stay safe and warm! For everyone else wishing for snow, here are a few of my favorite photos by which to vicariously freeze.