Before the blizzard that started on Friday, our decks were clear and there were no icicles on the gutters. The snow began around noon and continued all through Friday ... and Friday night ... and Saturday ... and Saturday night ... and Sunday ... and most of Sunday night, finally petering out sometime early Monday morning. During the course of the storm I had to clear the driveway with the snowblower four times — basically every time we needed to get a vehicle out of the driveway, I had to clear it anew.
This is what the back deck looks like now. (Full-size images linked behind.)
Note: These are second floor decks. The planter boxes at far left are about a foot deep, and have bricks under them to raise them up so they don't sit directly on the deck. (Don't want moisture getting trapped under them. Don't need rot in the decks.)
Frequently-high winds during the blizzard meant that exposed areas didn't get a lot of snow accumulation. On the other hand, frequently-high winds meant that a lot of snow that fell on exposed areas ended up in sheltered ones. Sometimes we could hardly see out the front windows for snow sheeting off the roof. This glass-topped table on the side deck, seen at left (or probably above if you're reading this on your FL and aren't getting my CSS loaded), is about three and a half feet wide by maybe six feet long. That should tell you there's about three feet of snow on it.
Today has been clear and free of further snow, but bitterly cold. As I write (and revise, and revise, and revise) this, it's 14.5°F before windchill. That's two degrees off today's high temperature. Weather Underground said this morning that windchill temperatures were as low as -5°F, and I'd believe it.