14" of snow? That's what, roughly 35cm? Nothing special.
In October that distance from the equator, yeah, it's pretty special.
I've also seen 36" in a 36 hour period in March. 2 mornings in a row, snow level going over the top of the snowblower.
In New York state just a few hours north, there are some towns where the houses are built with 2 front doors, 1 on the ground floor, 1 on the second floor because every year, a storm will come that will completely snow in the ground exit and your only way out is the 2nd floor. They also have towns with entire road systems built for snow mobiles because it's literally impossible to operate a car once winter really sets in.
I spent a decade driving in the northeast, but hey, what do I know about winter and driving in the snow.
1. I love love love to be uncomfortable every time I step outside.
2. Lots of laundry rocks my world.
3. I prefer high risk driving conditions.