Been a very long time since I grew up in that kind of weather. Loved it when I was 1-13 years old, but when we moved out to California, it is totally different out west. Same thing with my wife who grew up in New Jersey. Weather wise we live a soft life out here, I do not envy you guys when the beauty of winter, just turns into a real chore day to day, not to mention I can not imagine your heating bill. If we really want snow and winter, its just a short drive up to local mountains, which are all recreation places and towns. Californians don't know what its like to grow up and live in 4 seasons unless you came from the east, like we did. Like anything you get acclimated, and its just natural to where you live.
This weekend while most the nation is still in winter, we were at Disneyland Friday, and Saturday drove up the coast to the Ventura Marina where it was Tee shirts and shorts weather both days. Actually I retired 6 years ago, and have probably not worn shorts everyday a few times. We did leave Disney area only 3 hours before the earthquake if you herd about it, and my daughters family left at 7:45, the first quake hit a few minutes after 8, the bigger one an hour later.
Its either snow falling in the east, or beams and bridges falling on you out here.
Not really this time, but it was a pretty substantial shaker at 5.1, closing rides at Disneyland, water mains and some damage. Get up to 7's, like the Northridge quake, and things really do collapse. WE are overdue for a big one again, about the same occurrence interval of such cold weather, we might get 1" of snow in Los Angeles proper. That about the only time we ever see a snow flake, its very rare.