A reminder from Mother Nature that winter is not over! It started snowing early this morning and didn't stop until nearly a foot of the white stuff covered the ground. Meteorologist Mark Thibodeau with the Weather Channel says it caught a lot of people by surprise: “Well, we really did see a good hit. We got 7 to 12 inches across the region. Further west they got heavier, further east lighter. Across the Bend area we saw an average of 9 to 10 inches, with localized amounts of 11 to 12 inches.” We are under a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. tonight. We will see maybe a couple more inches of snow throughout the afternoon, but the worst should be over.