A http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/weather/12/19/winter.weather/index.html" [Broken], right in time for Christmas. So every news agency sends a reporter outside to stand in the falling snow, and to emphasize to the audience how hard the snow is falling, what do they always say... "It's really coming down out here!" Sometimes, you hear that phrase with a "Wow" in front of it. Sigh. English...it's a nice language really, lots of words to choose from, each with nuanced shades of meaning. There must be *thousands* of ways to say "this is heavy snowfall" but that's the only phrase anyone in the media ever uses. Makes me crazy. Meanwhile, to all PFers getting gently clobbered with little snowflakes...how's the weather?