The government provides us with up-to-the-minute radar imagery of the weather. You can go here and find your area and see what sort of precipitation to expect in the next little while. As you can see above, Toronto is under a great green cloud of ooblek. The picture is not very big, but you can see the scale up the side: Light blue = light precipitation; red and purple = the Apocalypse. The dark green means we are getting more than a centimeter of snow an hour; yellow, which is coming soon, 1.5 cm/hr.
Elaine had to go to school today, which means Stephen took her when the storm was just starting and I have to trudge out in this after a few hours to bring her home.
Meanwhile, I think there is sufficient tea and hot chocolate and I am snug and warm, wrapped in my big brown shawl, just looking out the window!