This is what happens when you live near a large lake, and it gets very cold. The wind blows across the lake and picks up moisture. It dumps that moisture, in the form of snow when it hits dry land. Right now, it's 18 degrees (supposed to go down to the single digits tonight)and the wind is blowing hard. There is a road right in front of my house, but you can hardly see the cars.
Good thing I got my grocery shopping done before this started. Nice to be home, all safe and cozy with the snow falling and the wind howling outside. Chalk one up for being retired.