Apparently, the weather patterns have played out this morning to ratchet up the level of the storm. (Tip o' the hat to goregousgary and his link to the Capital Weather gang. They have now upgraded the entire region to "blizzard warning" (previously most of the region was under "severe weather" warning) with snow falling throughout the region at a rate of 1"-2"/hr and heavy wind gusts.
Aaron cannot even get over to his usual friend, which is making work difficult. Thank God we still have power.