B: Talking of snow, we had a total of 4 inches of snow in Late November, that lasted a week, staying a few degrees below freezing! Now we are forecast to have the same "next week..." But they have forecast it 3 times since November and it hasn't arrived yet. I think they have the signs for weather pre-written and shuffle them like a pack of cards just to give the watcher some variety...? Oh, we did have another inch fall in January... and 2 frosty nights a week ago...
Fortunately, I don't live in what you would call a COLD place, and simply cannot imagine what it must be like to be locked-in by weather for 3 months at a time, every year? Below 10deg.C (50F?) chills my arthritic joints enough!