We got 12" of snow in 2011 and it shut north Alabama down for almost a week. That's the most I've ever seen at one time. We had maybe 6-8" back in the late 80's that I remember pretty well though. Almost as common to us as snowstorms are ice storms. We had one in '97 (maybe '96?) and lost power for 9 days. Trees were overloaded with ice and breaking limbs off which in turn fell on power lines. You could walk outside and hear the limbs snap, it sounded like a gun shooting. The roads couldn't be plowed because there was no snow to speak of, just a layer of ice on everything.
As for the parents meeting, at least it went well! I wouldn't know anything about all that, my wife's mom and my mom grew up together. My wife's dad is a sales rep for a beer distributor so he and my dad hit it off pretty easily.
If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.