It lasted about 15 whole minutes. If you blinked you would be asking "Is it here yet?" and we'd be saying "Pay attention next time!". I had to call this guy away from the computer twice because he really didn't believe me. In one photo he is examining a flake at close range as if he isn't sure I'm not pulling his leg. He went inside disgusted with the whole thing. It wasn't even sticking to the ground. A short while later my neighbor called - it was sunshine-y and a very few flakes were flying around. She was bummed. We were robbed! It was the Great Snow Storm of 2009. Better luck next year.