Last winter, January 23, 2011. Cold and snowy all winter.
This winter, January 26, 2012. Warm and not snowy so far this winter. It was gorgeous yesterday and today in NH getting into the 50's which is shorts and sandals weather here. I seriously saw someone in shorts and sandals at the grocery store.
This snow will be gone by tomorrow since it's supposed to rain. I would love every winter to be like this.