If Oct/Nov '41 is switched to Mud, what happens on the Turn Jan/Feb '42 ? - Will it be a long winter? - Since it is not the 2nd Turn in a row with snow, it would not. So, it is simply snow. What about the two-column shift for the soviets in this turn? - Will the soviets get the shifts? Even, there is no Long Winter, or is the Winter in this case always "long"?
- You are right, It would become snow. Not Long Winter anymore.
- It will still get the 2-column shift, as this is a special turn event (it does not say "long winter turn" but "snow turn" in fact a turn can be snow or snow/long-winter). Read 13.5:
5 – Two Shift Penalty vs. Soviets: This Snow Weather Turn,
the Axis player loses two shifts to the left when attacking
Soviet units instead of the usual one.