My brother emailed me from Great Falls, Montana, my former hometown, with news that they’ve received 23 inches of snow since Saturday. Whoa! Lots of fun for commuters, unless all the roads are shut down. Looking at the Great Falls Tribune Photo Gallery [EDIT: the newspaper pulled the photos off their website.] of the event, it appears that the city plowed the roads in pretty good order, so I don’t supposed too many people in the city were stranded, but I dare say more than a few ranchers and farmers have had their hands full.