I find this particularly bizarre, as 90% of my cow-orkers are from the Sea-tac area, where it snows about every other year, and thus, shouldn't be a huge deal, especially not 3 inches.
Whereas I am from the Deep South land of Red Stick, where it snows about a half inch every 15 years. By the time I was 24, I'd seen snow only twice in my life. And the Tacomans are acting about as freaked out about the snow as I remember the Southerners acting. I guess it's all relative, but still, it's kinda irritating.
I thought about refraining from making the obvious "3 inches is no big deal, nor anything to be afraid of" joke, but I guess it was too tempting not to.