RAIN!!!! i zeroed out my rain meter 4 days ago. it shows 3 inches today. it is warm. 50 degrees this am. that's unusual. for the rest of the winter, i'll be in rain gear...except when it freezes. when that happens, i'll spend my days breaking ice off the water troughs and trying not to fall on my face ;). then the east wind will blow and dry things. as a new storm comes in from the west, it will hit the very cold east wind and we'll have an ice storm. trees will come down and so will power lines......then the rain comes back. we get some snow, but not a lot. because we live at the edge of the Columbia River gorge, it's either rain or ice most of the time.
i'll look for some ice storm pictures.
there is a lot more work to do in the winter, but i wouldn't go back to city life for anything.