Cold Backyard Almanac: believe it or not, it's supposed to be 47 degrees By Lisa Johnson • Apr 13, 2018 Northlanders rejoiced when we hit an official high temperature of 47 degrees Wednesday. Trouble is, that's supposed to be the average temperature for this time of year. Get a flu shot - even if they don't work By Lisa Johnson • Jan 10, 2018 Tom Woodward/Flickr Dr. Andrew Thompson is really frustrated. He knows flu shots aren't perfect; he knows they're only 40-60% effective and that makes them hard to promote. But the alternative, he says, can be worse. 1/15 Backyard Almanac with Larry Weber By Lisa Johnson • Jan 15, 2016 BLUETIGER64/Flickr Only Larry Weber could see -20 temperatures as an aid to mindfulness and "being in the moment."