"A trace of snow, at most one inch"

Yes those were the words of the weather forecaster on television the other night.  The newspaper confirmed the same prediction.  I went to bed confidently knowing that I could anticipate an uneventful day.  I was happy to know that we would be missing the snow and began to think of a snowless winter this year.  After all it was January and we have barely had an temperatures below freezing.  My only regret was that I would not be able to use my new winter boots.  

Here is the trace of snow that fell in our back yard.  My boots work good.

This is a trace of snow.  I wonder what 5 inches looks like?