After the Novembers of last decade, highs near 50 and lows in the 30s with rain and little to no snow just became the norm for November. The last couple weeks have been much more seasonable for late November though, and it is nice! Got some snow on the ground that isn't really melting because it has been cold, day and night. The low has been 19 degrees for the past two nights, with highs in the 30s. The ground and most still waters are staying frozen solid day and night.
Now the rest of this week is looking mild: highs in the upper 40s and lows in the mid to upper 30s (normal for this timeframe: high 37, low 20). A storm is supposed to pass in a few days, but it looks more rainy than anything else.
But now the local mets are hinting at the coldest air of the season yet coming next week, and with a potential retrograding storm coming by. Could mean the first significant snowfall of the season (I have had two traces thus far) and maybe even the first 6+ inch storm. La Ninas tend to bring me lame Decembers, then exciting January and Februarys. March and April are swing or miss. I'm no longer sold on a warm January, that went out the window with the breaking of the expected pattern over the past few weeks.
All of the vegetation (minus coniferous trees such as firs, pines, and cedar) are completely and utterly barren. BRING ON THE SNOW!