While I'm quite sure that's not historically accurate, this winter had more below-28 cold snaps that I remember from the other 24 years I lived in Austin all put together. It killed my citrus trees and pineapples and all kinds of other things that lived through last winter just fine. Somewhat ironic since I was worried about missing those Chicago winters (I still miss the snow).
But anyway, it should be warming up any day now and I'm excited about the garden. I'm even thinking of making a spreadsheet and putting it on the fridge to keep track of the harvest. If I can keep up with it, it will be cool info to have.