BTW I use ZERO lube/oil in winter. I wipe it down to remove any oil and blow dry it to remove lube since the lube I currently have isn't "winter friendly"
This is not wise either.
Get some winter friendly lube then- you've made a significant purchase, now take care of it properly. At the very least, get some CLP and wipe the metal parts with a light application. Even though it may seem very dry out, you should still protect against corrosion.