One of the psalms that we read every morning during Shaharit (the morning service) invokes God's role in the natural world, and the power that God summons through storms:
אֵשׁ וּבָרָד, שֶׁלֶג וְקִיטוֹר; רוּחַ סְעָרָה, עֹשָׂה דְבָרוֹ
Fire and hail, snow and vapor, stormy wind, fulfilling His word. (Psalms 148:8)
Our ancestors were far less removed from nature than we are today; they did not have central heating or effective weatherproofing. They saw the storm as a sign of God's strength.
We see snow and ice and freezing rain as more of a nuisance than anything else. But it might be helpful to let ourselves be occasionally humbled by nature and God. Perhaps this would lead us to respect both more.