You guys are really getting hammered. Hang in there.
When we purchased our current boat, we had to shovel about four inches of snow off deck, launch her, then break ice to get to a free channel in order to complete the seatrial. Not unheard of in January in Chesapeake country, but not the norm either.
We got permission from the owners to leave the boat in the water at a slip after the seatrial, rather than return it to the yard. We wanted to sail the boat out of Annapolis at the end of winter and deliver it to our homeport.
A few days after seatrial, but before we had exchanged papers, Annapolis was hit with about 2 feet of snow -- very rare for these parts. Around here, that much snow leaves roads impassable for days, so I wasn't able to get out there to check the boat. Before I could, we then got a heavy downpour of rain.
When I finally arrived at the boat, it looked to be sitting very low in the water. I shoveled the companionway clear and opened the hatch to discover an inch of water above the floorboards.
The weight of the snow, made heavier by the soaking rain, had pushed the stern low enough that water had begun seeping in through the rudderpost packing gland, which is normally well above the waterline. The bilge pump had stopped running when the batteries eventually gave out.
So you folks are smart to keep close tabs on the boats with this unusual weather. Problems can arise that you would not normally expect.