said by MsTerra:
When I was living in the SF Bay Area, I grew to miss this stuff.
During the 4-years I spent in the military was always in places without winter snow. I found I missed missed winter and the seasons.
My wife and I grew up in Chicago. Tales of cold New England winters aside it is warmer here and we get more snow then the Midwest. That is a good trade-off for me. If I have to be cold I'd much rather look out the window and see snow covered ground then bare dirt. Our friends who lived in Northern Wisconsin found out Propane does not vaporize at -37F.
Plus living in the boonies the snow stays pretty clean between snow falls, not like the brown crud in the city after a couple of days.