"Storm total"? Is an inch or two of snow a "storm" at all?
If you live in Alabama, maybe 1-3 inches of snow is a "storm" but in northeast Indiana? That still counts as barely a dusting.
It is in line with every slightly severe weather event being given a name and tracked with ominous music. It rains, it snows, it gets windy. Not every incident of inclement weather needs to be treated like a global catastrophe.
I better hit the rack, with 1-3 inches of snow coming we might be trapped at home for a week or two.