When I lived up by Dayton, I worked for a contractor for a short time, he would call off due to snow, and tell me I was full of it because the sun was out where I was, and clear to the north, where we were (supposed to be) working.
I-70 runs along a weather line there. it's clear on one side, rain/snow/storming on the other.
Can't remember the older guy on channel 2 who got off telling people about the "lake effect" snow. Not a 1/4 inch of powder on the ground and everyone is driving like there's 10 inches of ice.