Ok, since my last post on this thread, it got warmer and started to rain. Most of the snow disappeared, but then temperatures dropped below zero (and it was still raining). The last couple of days air temperature close to the ground have been below the freezing point. It was supposed to snow, but somewhere between the snowdropping skies and the ground, the snow melted to rain. It is still below 0C closer to the ground, and you guessed it. We've got freezing rain making all the roads and pavements rather slippery.