I am here in Western Washingotn (Seattle area) and the problem isn't snow and below freezing temperatures. It is a slow drizzle that lasts 4-7 months. I treally is hard to explain but it just doesn't rain here. It is a mist. We aer the inspiration for the intermittant wiper.
I hate the wet foggy glasses and also I am already losing the light. So here is the bike I am working on.
(I will post more details as the design matures).