We're supposed to get 8 to 12 inches of snow today. It started about 6:30 AM this morning and it is not coming down really heavy, just steady.
This picture was taken about 7:30 AM right after the snow had started. The white specks are indeed snowflakes - they were illuminated by the flash.
This picture was taken about 11:00 AM - 3.5 hours after the first one. You can see that it is really starting to pile up. If you look closely you'll see that there is supposed to be an intersection in the middle of the pic - the stop sign gives it away :)