The year I moved up here was the worst winter for ten years or that I've seen since I've been here. At one point I got snowed in for three weeks.
I hadn't yet learned to pay close attention to the weather reports in the winter here, so I was unprepared. The first clue I missed was my neighbors all parking at the end of their driveways. I just thought it was odd.
The next day I had a foot of snow. And another foot the day after. By the end of the week I had three-plus feet of compacted snow.