For those wanting to make something out of the storm ... here is a recipe for "snow ice cream".
1 gallon snow
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups milk
Directions:. When it starts to snow, place a large, clean bowl outside to collect the flakes. When full, stir in sugar and vanilla to taste, then stir in just enough milk for the desired consistency. Serve at once.