This is how our weather people announce that we're right in the path of winter storm Hercules:
Tues. morning: "We expect 2-4" fresh snow by driving home time."
Tues. evening: "3-5" will be part of your morning commute tomorrow."
Wed. morning: "The New Year is coming in white with 1-3" by noon."
Wed. afternoon: "Looking forward to just an additional inch or so before midnight."
Thurs. morning: "Winter storm Hercules is moving across the upper midwest and will bring 3-4" to the lakeshore."
Thurs. evening: "Our weather will finally clear out tonight with only 2-3" by morning."
And that is how you get 12-18" of snow over the New Year's holiday!
And this is how the newspaper announced it: December 2013 ranks at least 8th through Tuesday at 5:00 pm with 46.6" The seasonal total now stands at 62.2"
(We're so far ahead in the Snow Bowl they aren't even listing the other 9 cities!)