ahh, read all that you have made so far. Thanks for making!
Winter where i live is pretty long. I live in Montana. Its a calmer part of the state that I live in, north, east, and Northeast have horrible winters. Last couple of years we've gotten snow that covers the ground and doesnt leave for the winter. Leaves the grass green underneath. Not entirely sure how that works when it gets below 0. Tend to have a couple weeks below 0 every year. Last winter acutely set records for us, between snowfall, cold, and cold length it was pretty nasty. Went through the counties budget for the winter in like a month or something like that, had like 4 more months of winter to go. We dont often get massed with cloud cover for days though, rather sunshiny where i live, so that helps keep the winter woes away.