Where I live in Northern California it oh so very, very rarely ever snows (like once every 5 years and only a few inches max), but we do get a lot of rain. And almost too cold for my liking....low 30's at night! I am far from a cold weather person! If its not 75, I'm cold darn it! (spoiled brat)
Like Boomer said about Oregon, it seems that spring is coming very early this year. We have many trees with pretty pink or white blossoms on them and some of my annuals are beginning to poke there heads up just to see what's going on.
We are in such contrast to you in your area....winter time is always green because of all of the rain. It is our summertime when so many things dry out and turn brown....or golden as people prefer to say here In California, hence the name, The Golden State. I remember just the opposite growing up in the midwest, where summers were so lush and green and.... humid.
Hang in there J_B. I know how winters can be so dreary and cabin fever starts to run rampant. Keep thinking of that day so very soon to come, when you can once again rejoice in the sweet essence of spring!