Mark D says in comments:
Those of us from the Northern states get quite a kick out of it when Southerners shut down over an amount of snow which wouldn't be a valid excuse to be late to work up here.Heh! I recall when I was a shavetail Lieutenant at Fort Knox. Middle of January, 1977. My platoon sergeant mentioned one afternoon that it looked like it might snow. I had grown up in the Deep South and had only seen snow infrequently. Sure enough, the next morning there was snow on the ground. I called the company to see what's up?
Then again, we freak out over 60 mph winds......
The First Sergeant answered the phone. "Get your ass in here, Lieutenant. The Army is working today."
And, we worked every day that it snowed. Shortly thereafter I bought a used Volkswagen Beetle off the PX parking lot for $500.00. That thing was great in the snow and ice. And, it was so cheap that I wasn't worried if I slid into something. Two years later I sold it for the same $500.
So, yeah, Mark, we have different weather traumas in different areas of the country. If it snows in the Deep South, almost everything shuts down until folks can catch their breath and take stock of the situation.