Originally Posted by Djent
TBH, unless you live in the mid west or north east where you get absolutely obliterated by snow, I don't think winter tires are needed. Yes I am going to be flamed such as "omg that's not safe, idiot!", but I have many friends who drive these cars in the snow with no problem. Albeit I live in northern VA where we get a few inches of snow and maybe one bilzzard every 3 years. However, even through the blizzard, my friend drove his 500+whp evo in the snow with summer tires with not much problem.
It's not just the snow. Summer tires shouldn't be run on dry pavement when it's colder than 40 degrees. The rubber is too hard, and traction is severely diminished.