Woodi - I grew up in snow packed states like UT, NY and PA. I even went to school in Buffalo, NY so I know your pain ! Having to dig the car out to get to class is why when I bought my house in VA I wouldn't let the realtor show me anything that didn't have an attached garage. He kept saying "why?" and I kept saying "I don't get up early to scrape snow" and kept saying "what snow?"
I miss having some snow during the winter as we experienced in Albuquerque the years living there. It is predicted to reach the low 80° mark here in the Dallas Metroplex and that is just too warm for this time of year. I fear the summer will be worse than it has been since here.