Are you trying to make us jealous?
Raining and 45 up here in the NW
But I didn't just stumble into this locale. After working in the oil patch in the early and mid 80's in the plains of eastern Montana and North Dakota, I can assure you - there is no colder winter ANYWHERE in the lower 48.
When I met and married my second wife (of 17 years), even tho she didn't want to come here, I moved our family to Northern CA.
Specifically for the weather and recreation.
So if you don't like your weather, you can do what I did - - -