I live in the TC as well. Funny how out of state people always assume we are getting rained on constantly.
Agreed on the false spring we had earlier. Went to safari mode for a couple weeks, then had to put the soft top back on for a spring run calling for blizzard conditions....in mid April.
<<<See current avatar pic. Safari is back on now, but Jeep is not a DD, and hides in the garage unless it's nice.
My hardtop has been hanging from it's hoist in the garage for almost 3 years without being on the Jeep. Usually it only gets used a couple months a year, except for our last few basically snow-less winters.
Soft top is where it's at. Safari top all summer.