Yes, it is no joke. I see the four horseman of the snowpocalypse riding forth. The white horseman has a bow and is bent on conquest of the winter wonderland. The red horseman has a flaming sword and the power to make peace or cause people to slay each other over the last box of pop tarts. The black horseman has a set of scales, saying "a bag of salt for a days wages, and I'll shovel your sidewalk for 60 bucks." The Pale horseman is named Death and will ride your frozen corpse down the unplowed streets like a toboggan. Truly it is snowmageddon, the end of all things!