Sure this is stupid question but... Why here 'было' but in the last one (тогда была зима) it was 'была'? Is the была due to зима? And the было because we don't have a gender to match?
Yes, you get the idea!
More examples about weather:
Были дожди (осадки)
Было холодно (тепло)
Stupid questions are the best way to learn. Don't be afraid to make them. I was wondering that myself.
Is "Было холодно тогда" incorrect?
Looks like a poetic form, not used in real life.
было is the Neuter form, so my question would be if you always use this from when the subject is a "dummy" subject?
thanks in advance for the help!