I think of Quincy as still in the north. They get 10 inch snows up there most winters. A 10 inch snow is a snow emergency around here in St. Louis. We just can't cope with that much snow.
It happened that I was up in Quincy the last weekend in February and had a chance to observe the subtle differences in the northern snow and the southern snow.
The northern snow is well above the car at the right. It is up to the traffic light.
The snow in St. Louis is about as high as the car.
Overall, in the same storm, St. Louis got less snow. (But not by much.)