Madison's TV stations have been wall-to-wall weather the past 48 hours or so, but the most captivating and often beautiful images are coming from video amateurs, shooting off their porches and sidewalks. Even some media companies that don't traditionally produce much video -- newspapers and radio stations -- got in on the action with some compelling clips.
Something called Weather Paparazzi from the Breaking News Video Network produced a nice montage of scenes from around Madison, as well as area highways. If you're going to try and capture the scene for your neighbors who are vacationing in Turks and Caicos or something, use this one.
Others followed this model of spare commentary, letting the conditions speak for themselves. This bit of video from The Badger Herald captures the sights and sounds from around campus on Tuesday night.
This amateur videographer, who describes himself as a "weather nerd," gleefully trekked around Madison during the brunt of the storm, coming across sledders in this scene, including one nitwit without gloves or a hat near what appear to be UW's Lakeshore Dorms.
Wednesday morning brought a bright view of a city preparing to dig out, with even downtown's State Street desolate and eerily silent. This video is shot and narrated by Wisconsin Radio Network.
Owners of small dogs seem to take great delight in watching their beasts take to the drifts. I dare you not to grin watching this one.
Wednesday also brought another massive snowball fight to Bascom Hill, which seems to happen every time a major snowfall cancels classes. This video, featuring a cameo from chancellor Biddy Martin, was produced by UW-Madison.