Every year we have our first "big snow" and I can never find the boots I bought last year after the first big snow. So I always go out and buy boots after the first big snow. And guess what? It never snows again for the whole season after buying the boots. So, if you don't want it to snow, just go out and buy ugly horrible boots that you wish you had a week earlier when you got snow in your shoes while digging your car out.
Secondly, what the hell happens to the boots I buy every year? I think the same monster eats them who eats one sock each from all your pairs. Maybe I didn't realize I wasn't buying boots, but rather renting them.