In the DC area, people go a bit nuts over what to a northerner would seem like a pretty average snow storm. The supermarkets get emptied of milk and bread, because that's apparently the only food suitable to eat in an emergency. They shut down the metro (even the parts underground). Even hockey practice got canceled due to winter weather. Oh the irony.
No worries. Our family is prepared for Snomageddon 2016. The boy has fitted out his snow bunker with all the necessary supplies: Bagels, cereal, and youtube. Just pray the internet doesn't go out or we might have to do a mash-up of Mad Max, Hoth, and the hak5 wardriving episode.