Having grown up in IA, I know all about snow and cold, and I've gotta say I'll take the rain we have here! With my nice cold well water and a pump to recirc the wort as I'm chilling, I've been getting from boil to about 50 in 15-20 min. PLUS, I don't have to shovel rain!
My main goal was to not run water all over the yard when there is a foot of snow already on it
I used to run much of my chilling water into our old washing machine.
Cant run much into the new front loader
Being able to chill with just a little electricity and some snow/ice made me feel very green
I think I'll take the kids for a drive in my big 4 door 4 wheel drive truck this afternoon once I'm done brewing