While I was playing with another lens I noticed this on the weather radar yesterday. Note, Hanover is in the middle. The blue areas were snow, the yellow and green were rain.
The 20mm f/1.7 lens I used for this image is not weather resistant, but I have at least one other lens that is, so I will hopefully be ready when it does snow here. Or, I might just use the TG-6 which is waterproof.
I think it is wishful thinking by those who are hoping for little snow this winter. With the climate changes that have been occurring we need to be prepared for lots of wild swings in our weather conditions, including either none, or deep snows, and everything in-between.