I couldn't stand it anymore. I got out for a little hike along a icy little native brook trout stream. Though I expected I would not be needing them, I had the 3 weight St. Croix in it's case and a box of flies. Of course it was as I was expecting it, the stream was iced up in most places. Regardless it was very nice to be out in the fresh sparkling snow. Although the clouds had been long gone snow was still falling out of a hazy looking sky. In fact the snow continued several hours after the actual storm was gone. Very unusual.