@jeffreyd, I live in Atlanta and I have never heard it called that either. And didn’t we get about 7″ just two years ago?
@tellingitreal, I grew up an hour east of Buffalo. 4.5″ in Buffalo and Rochester is simply called a ‘dusting’.
A couple of years ago, I was flying back from Mexico after Christmas with a layover in Atlanta. They had snow one day, and supposedly because they only have 5 or 6 snow trucks for the entire city, everything was shut down for 5 days. I had to rent a car and drive myself out of that mess.