When I was a child we had winters that lasted months. I had to completely break ice from my dogs water dish every day for months so I could put water in for them to drink every morning before I went to school. Every day for months as a kid we would slide around on solid ice in ditches for fun. For the last fifteen years mudholes here barely freeze and summers get longer and winters get shorter. For the last three years I have not had to wear a jacket once. I like jackets. As I type this it is 66 degrees where I stand. I am wearing a short sleeve shirt. Twenty years ago I would be wearing thermal underwear and a winter coat.