In 2024 there's been some significant January snow (at least here in exile at Raiders HQ) and it takes nothing for me to delve back into Crockett's descriptions of snow.
Here, from the 2017 January archive, are some examples: (Clicking on the title will take you to the free downloadable PDF version).
‘The last Anderson of Deeside, and the best of all their ancient line, was gathered to his fathers in an equal sleep that snowy January morning. There were two inches of snow in the grave when they laid the coffin in.’ (Bog Myrtle)
Now the moons of the months are wondrously different: the moon of January, serene among the stars; (The Raiders)
It was a high day and a holiday at the Bothy of the Wild of Blairmore—a high day though a short one—one of the shortest of all the year, though by this time it was well into January. (Moss Troopers)
The winter snow was long in coming that year in Drumquhat. The banks of dark gray clouds had showed several times over the moors, and the long, bleak ridge of Ben Gairn had been white for a month; but now, in the middle of January, came the first big fall. It began just as the short daylight was fading away. The flakes fell slow and silent. There was no wind at first, and each flake settled upon the last like a curled feather, some of them as broad as the palm of Wattie's hand. (Galloway Herd)
It was a grim and notable January night — the fourth day of the great thaw. The rain had gusted and blown and threshed and pelted upon those window-panes of Whinnyliggate which looked towards the west, till there was not a speck of dirt upon them anywhere, except on the inside. The snow had melted fast under the pitiless downpour, and the patient sheep stood about behind dyke-backs, or with the courage of despair pushed through holes in bedraggled hedges, to take a furtive nibble at the brown stubble of last year's cornfields. (Stickit Minister’s Wooing)
I observe in John's old diary (to which I have access), the entry for the 15th of January runs thus: ‘Found F. in school-room. Helped her unroll maps!’ ...
‘I have been made aware that upon a certain date of January of this present year my son Rupert foolishly and without my knowledge went through a form of marriage with you. Into the legality or illegality of that ceremony I shall not enter. It is sufficient that the fact cannot now be proved in any court of law.’ (Banner of Blue)
The voices of the men of Suliscanna crying harshly to each other among the craig-heads and cliff-edges high above her sounded to Kate’s ears like a louder brawling of the sea-fowl. The sound had an edge on it, shrill, keen, and bitter as the east wind in mid January. (Lochinvar)