I'm on a primarily west coast rover email list called mendorecce (aka The Mendo List) and one of the east coasters was telling the story of driving home in a snow storm in a non rover vehicle. One of the other norcal folks posted this response:
thanks for sharing...Here in Northern California, the weather was a bit of
>> a problem. My aircon isn't working well in the BMW, so I had to open the
>> window and sunroof while I wrestled with my iced-tea while driving to Ukiah
>> on the freeway from Santa Rosa...whew...Luckily I always carry a spare
>> t-shirt for such occasions...
We have been truly spoiled here this year, although its supposed to start raining again in the next few days.