i've been in north dakota in november in the rain. would that be similar to your mud season?
Close but we have lots of lakes, rivers, glacial hills and vast forest, not much open area around here. Lake Superior effects our weather quite a bit depending on wind directions.
We usually get at least a couple 15-20" snow storms each season, but they probably average 4-6". Over a 7 month period of potential snow accumulation it can add up.
Why am I talking about winter??
it really hasn't even begun yet, we hit 44F today, darn near a heat wave!.
One of my favorite parts of winter IMO is fishing through the ice. Usually we can get on the lakes by Thanksgiving but its gotten later every year for several in a row. Cold fish is best IMHO. Can't wait...........there I go again.......I must just be getting my brain ready..... :)