In CT, we have had snowstorm after snow storm. Last year, in January, my witch hazel chose to bloom! Gorgeous yellow blossoms all over it, lasting for a month. It carried us through until we got crocuses in March.
Witch hazel in January of 2009 in Wilton, CT
This year, however, not a one open yet, and we're nearing the end of February. That means we won't see our crocuses until April this year!