“Snowstorms arriving on a high wind last only a few hours.
Snowstorms that are long in gathering and increase to considerable intensity continue a long while.
Those that follow a sudden clouding up are of no importance.
... And the progress of these storms is one of Nature's greatest poems if you take a minute to think of them sweeping on in majesty, the one thing that man cannot control.”
~ from Reading the Weather by Thomas Morris Longstreth, 1915