I always snigger to myself about the UK and its weather!
Get two inches of snow and the country comes to a standstill!
Winters here are certainly milder than they use to be. Last, what I would cal 'real' snow where I am living, when there were feet deep drifts was back in the 70s.
No matter what the long range weather forecasters say they get it wrong!
My first riding instructor was the best, looking at berries, leaf changes, where insects were hibernating, she could say what the weather was going to be months ahead.