Misery (short for Missouri) is hot and muggy in summer, stone-cold and icy in winter... Don't tell me otherwise. Been to Whiteman Air Force Base, granted it's on the western side, but nevertheless.
I had the regular (all season) Goodyear Eagles on it when the first snow hit here in Colorado. The car did real well, the tires not so much. The lousy traction was VERY obvious. Changed that evening. World of difference. For now about 4 days we had temps between -10 and 10 F. This weather is moving to where the OP is... Winters are definitively recommended. But to each their own. . .