Congrats to John Stark for the closest guess on when I'd change to my snow tires ... Actual time was Monday 8:03am and he guessed Saturday 10:37am.
John now joins an elite group of humans who have been blessed by Bonus Points :-)
So the snow tires are on once again ... this makes the 4th season on the same set. The fronts are still in great shape, but this is the last year for the rears ... they are almost to the wear bars (courtesy of exuberant driving). And yes, snow tires make such a huge difference over even the best all-season tires. I actually look forward to driving in snow.
The tire on the left is one of my sweet-o max performance Falken Azenis RT-615's (on 17x9 rims) for daily commute and occasional racing (autox) ... tire on the right is a 4 year old Blizzak WS-50 snow tire on an OEM front rim (17x7). Back when I used to race a lot I had yet another set of rims just for non-street racing tires :-)
... and here's the racing tires I used to get ... Mmm Mmm sticky!