Nokian makes some excellent tires, and you would probably be happy with Falken 512s or Toyos. If you get a significant amount of snow in the winter I would strongly advocate dedicated winter tires. They've saved my ass a few times.
hmmm well, it's hard to tell really, it's new england. we have had it be 70* one week then a foot of snow the next.
i am back and forth between Hartford, CT and Boston, MA during the winter months, and CT only plows one lane on the highway, but once you get to the MA border it's liek it never snowed at all they plow so well.
so its a mix. I'm cautious in the winter. I don't want to have to be cautious in the rain though, I want to be able to rip through puddles, but i dont want them to look like off road tires you know?