What a difference four hours makes. We have had significant hourly snowfall, with a lot of accumulation on the trees in the garden. They are now weighed down by the weight of the snow.
Four about five hours, the snow was coming down at about 5 cm per hour. By 1pm, it was fairly deep.
I missed a photo opportunity when I saw two skiers going down the road ~ by the time I got the camera, they had disappeared.
Update: by evening, we had an estimated 28 cm of snow here in the city. Far short of the 45 cm forecast, but more than enough to keep people busy digging out tomorrow.