Have you noticed how the talking heads on the tube never refer it to as “snow” any more?

Nah.

Now we have “‘wintry events,” which can mean snow, sleet, freezing rain, a  mixture of both or also include an “ice storm” or Lord knows what else.

What “wintry event” really means is “something bad is coming, we’re not sure what the heck it is but we’re pretty sure you’re not going to like it.””’

In any case, get ready for a wintry event.  It’s coming and we’re not going to like it.