DrD123, I'm in new york and hit a massive pothole in the rain. My 2 passenger tires have significant blebs in the sidewalls. As for the snow storm, I noticed them when swapping my wheels out for the winters.
Rutchard, I have Blizzak WS70 225/50R17 tires mounted on 17x8 rims.
To answer SurlyOldManMN, that makes sense. These were the narrowest Blizzaks I could find in 17" when I was shopping for them 2 years ago. My question about width and size was specifically for summers.