would be talking about snow drifts? Especially after not having received any significant snowfall since early January?
The forecast was for 1" to 3" yesterday & last night, but there was already 5" on the ground when I got home from a jam session at 2130 hrs. Another 4" came down through the night, and this morning I decided against bothering to dig out my little sedan.
Older Daughter has that nice Ford pickup, so I commandeered it for this morning's commute ... also took my wife to work. In another hour or so, I'll have to return home & either take O.D. to her job, or else surrender the truck and see if my little turbo coupe can get out of its parking spot. A lot of that will depend on whether the snowplow has cleared the streets in my neighborhood.
This is not a significant snow for Alaska, nor for any of you folks in the Lower 48 that have been clobbered by winter this year - but it was unexpected.