flying squirrels Backyard Almanac - what a difference a week makes By Lisa Johnson • Dec 9, 2016 December started off warmer than normal and a week ago, our snow was all gone. Fast forward to today, and the snow is back plus we have temperatures below zero in the forecast for the first time this season. 11/27 Backyard Almanac with Larry Weber By Lisa Johnson • Nov 27, 2015 ©Bryan French. Used with permission. Naturalist Larry Weber continues to hold out hope for what he calls a "healthy November" ... his heart soars with each freeze, but plummets again with each thaw. So far, November is averaging about ten degrees above normal.