Where I live in southwest Colorado, we have been hammered by snow storms since just after Christmas. We got about two feet of snow in the week following Christmas. Then we had a minor flurry of around four inches a week ago. Then yesterday, we got hit with nine inches, four more today and five more tomorrow.
One saying that snow plow drivers have “plow with the storm.” It is easier to plow an inch or three at a time rather than wait for eight inches or more to pile up. As you plow, the snow on the blade increases as you move forward. If you are pushing during the storm, the process is easier on your equipment, and you can move faster.