I wish our weather here was remotely comparable to Southern Cal, but it is what it is. Some winters are unbearable, then we have winters like last winter when we had that blizzard that dealt us 38" of snow in a 24-hour period, but the remainder of the winter was basically uneventful with exception of maybe some random traces of snow here and there the rest of the way through.
A few of the meteorologist reports I've read are calling for a lot of snow ahead this winter in our region (north of 40 inches) but again - if we have to endure it - give me last winter where it all came at once!
When the wife retires (sometime within the next 10 years hopefully) we will continue to live here in the Northeast from April through December, but will be renting a place down south from Jan through March. Don't want to take on another mortgage, don't hate living here. Just don't enjoy the 90 days of shitty winter weather here.