For those in the northern Midwest as well as the North Eastern states, the winter weather won’t leave completely until around the 1st week in May (depending on location) to the 2nd week in May. This kind of winter experience will be duplicated many times in the years ahead. For example, the bad news: 5 of the next 10 years will be worse than this year, 1-2 years of the next 10 years will be similar, but for the good news – 3 to 4 of the next 10 years will be better (warmer weather).
The discrepancy (looseness of the prediction for the last 2 categories) is based on human choice. Human consciousness affects the weather. No amount of arguing against this will change it. In fact, just the opposite will occur.