Thanks for the tips. I think I'm going to go with Momo Winter 2 16" with Blizzak WS70 tires. I saw a deal at discounttire with that package for $900, which I think is decent.
At what point in the season must you switch over to winter tires? I've heard that when temps drop below 40 degrees consistently, but others say not until you think it'll start snowing.