Yep, we get pretty excited around here when there's a prospect of snow......but we had TOO MUCH last winter!! Some years we don't get any at all, others we get an inch or two, sometimes 2-3 times during the course of a winter. This past winter, however, was a doozy: of course, living up in the foothills where I am, there's a much better chance of getting a dusting, but in December and January we got a foot at one time, ten inches at another, and about the time some of it would melt, we'd get four or five more inches. This went on for a couple of weeks.......it took almost a month for all of it to go away. Even in downtown Albany, there was probably six inches on the ground right after New Year's, and then we had this spectacular ice storm to finish it off (including five bazillion trees around the city).
But that's not the usual for our area......all we get is rain most of the time, and a lot of it. That's what makes the summer and fall so wonderful here.