Here's our own personal snow gauge. Our deck furniture doesn't get much wind, so the snow accumulates nicely on it. How many inches does that look like? I think it's over a foot.
A few more pictures to show how deep the snow was:
Toyota Corolla with snowdrift (yes, I know the corolla has like zero clearance and is teeny but still, that's high for snowfall!)
SUV in front of our street, before plowing and shoveling (kinda emphasizes how short the Corolla is, doesn't it?).
And of course, no blizzard would be complete without a big black dog romping in the snow:
Guess where the canoe is?