We have had no winter here where I live. The mountains of north carolina dont offer us anywhere near as much snow as you colorado and western folk. But since I am in the mountains, we do average a good bit of snow every year. This year has been so warm. Our local (and very highly) accurate wheatherman...as ironic as that might sound...as well as many other forecsats have said that mid jan. to about mid march will be as much as 10 degrees cooler and much more snow than average is to be expected. This isn't our first snow of the year by far...but it is the deepest. I sure hope it gets better than this measly crap.