Back in April of 1974 southern Ontario (Canada) was paralyzed by a great big snow storm. The exact day that this giant "pause" button was pressed, I have long forgotten; it may have been the 11th... 14th?
(I remember my neighbour putting away his snowmobile the day before the snows came.)
To a child the event was wonderful. In my case the local one-room schoolhouse -- this is Canada, don't forget -- was closed for two days; mainly because the teachers drove in from miles around.
Yes, yes; bitching about the weather goes way back... to "The Before Time". Life's so terrible.