Years of reading these(& other) forums, that what I often wondered that, or are they all just retired people. Big snows, brutal cool is not enjoyable if your in the city. I can't get out of my alley, there's no where to put the snow, commuting is awful when it's -15 and you got to wait for a bus. I've live thru all the brutal temps here, and back in the 70's/80's I had to walk to school in that. A move to west coast is in the near future. The Great Lakes, to me, feel it's becoming more about extremes (Torch/Freeze) the last decade.
13-14, and when I had a co-worker died trying to get home on the GHD II storm; That really was too much and killed what enjoyment I had of winter.
I love weather (storms and serve), I just look at the winter section of the forums as keep tabs on my enemy.
I'm not looking forward to next week, I hope the warm up after is real.