That doesn't dampen their sense of humor, though.
Snowfall totals in parts of Buffalo have reached 70 inches and counting, according to ABC affiliate WKBW.
Click here to see photos and videos that storm's intensity.
With no way to get to work, school or anywhere else for that matter, residents of snowed-in cities like Buffalo entertained themselves on social media. Many of them, it turns out, have a sense of humor about the situation.
NFL player Marquise Goodwin wanted to prove that the cold never bothered him anyway (or, hey, maybe he lost a bet):
His team, the Buffalo Bills, have considered changing their name to suit Mother Nature's preferences:
After acknowledging the severity of the situation...
Social media users tried different methods to cope with the Snowpocolypse.
Some people gave helpful but amusing advice:
If you had a dog and live in Buffalo I hope you laid down some newspaper. #snowvember— Tim Naft (@tim_foolery) November 19, 2014
Many resorted to sarcasm:
Some lamented being stuck inside at a time when their preferred TV programs were not scheduled:
The biggest tragedy in all this is that the Price is Right is not on #Snowvember— Jeremy (@hawes0me) November 19, 2014
But some people made the most of the situation by making new friends...with the only people they can get to.
I've met more people in my building in the last hour than I have in the last 11 weeks. #snowvember— Allison (@alliek0630) November 19, 2014
They found other ways to look on the bright side, too, in their own unique ways.
I'm on a new diet. It's called I didn't go grocery shopping before the storm and now I can't leave. #Snowvember— Courtney Smith (@courtneyolivia) November 19, 2014
And some were just downright perky about the extreme weather:
And of course the Ice Bucket Challenge was brought up. This is social media, after all.
When the storm was given its official name, Winter Storm Knife, the jokes intensified:
Who wants in on betting pool of how many babies born in Buffalo next August will be named Knife? #WinterStormKnife— Lawrence Congdon (@LC_Sun) November 19, 2014
On top of their sense of humor, citizens of Buffalo are taking to social media to prove their positive attitude in another way: living up to the city's nickname, "City of Good Neighbors."
How do you keep a positive attitude during snow storms? Let us know in the comments below!