Well, not really. But my preferences have no bearing. And I am sure some really need the snow cover. We have had about another 2 inches so far with more coming during the day. The snow is light and fluffy so I shouldn't have any trouble simply sweeping off the patio.
I just finished clearing our patio. Since I wrote the line above we have daylight and a couple of episodes of heavy snow. I think we had about six inches. More is coming down now. The first thing I saw when I sat back down at the computer was this. We have had the earliest negative temps in some 30 years while Cairo (Egypt) has its first snow in about 100.