This is the book to read to the kids today. Then make snowmen... then when the snow stops, let it relax and go sledding. Full day.
Preview the fantastic, life affirming, Katy and the Big Snowhere. Katy is infact based on a Gloucester (MA) Highway Department's snow plow. Author Virginia Lee Burton wrote many of her books referencing the North Shore of Massachusetts. Further reading at a great site VintageBooksMyKidsLove.