Ard called again. He cut it short because another call was coming in and he has to conserve battery power. Anyway, he said he's still doing well, and it has not warmed up enough for anything to melt and he has around 10" of new snow. So thank you to whoever did the snow dance for him.
Anyway, that's about all the relevant information I have at the moment. He said he would try and call back. If there is anything else, I'll let you know.