Originally Posted by J08M3
In Queens NY I wouldn't bother worrying about it. We barely get any snow, and if it happens to snow one day just leave it home. It'll be melted the next day.
While that may be true about the snow, you are completely ignoring the fact the summer tires are not designed and made for cold/freezing temperatures. The compound becomes as hard as a hockey puck in freezing temps and will loose traction.