2013/14 was the fifth warmest since 1910, and the stormiest winter on record. So more like 100 days of wind and rain than 100 days of snow!
The winter of 2014/15 was close to normal across the season, so again a long way off of being the coldest for a century.
Winter 2015/16 was the third warmest since 1910...
2016/17 was a dry, mild Winter. December was the 8th mildest since 1910, and February the 9th mildest. January was a bit closer to normal, with some parts even a little below average. But big freeze? No.
Take the headlines with a big pinch of salt, and there's no need to start stocking up on tinned foods and sledges just yet.
If you fancy speculating on the upcoming winter, or seeing what others are saying about it, check out the winter thread on the community.