it's how much it is snowing. 3 weeks ago we had no snow, that in itself is unusual as it normally starts in November and continues into March. And then in a three week span we had 4 major snow storms with about three or four "minor" ones tossed in for giggles, I would think. Yesterday, we received more snow than we did in the last three weeks, actually in the whole year. Here is two pictures. To put it in to perspective, the fence is a six foot fence I built with two benches attached; one on each side of the corner post. Also I can now walk on top of the roof of the house on the other side of the fence, the snow drifted that high, due to the 80K gusts. The tree in the other picture: normally you can walk under it's branches, they are normally above the post of the deck, now they are drooping far under. Typically under the tree no snow accumulates throughout the winter, but today there is about two feet of snow under it, all from yesterday. Global warming my butt. If you have excess CO2, please send it to Canada, and if you can please burn as much wood as you can, run your car even if you are not planning to drive it anywhere's. We Canadians are begging you, thanks.