Related Program: Northland Morning Backyard Almanac: out of the running for the record ... and speaking of running ... By Lisa Johnson • Jan 22, 2021 Related Program: Northland Morning ShareTweetEmail Snow bunting Credit Copyright JR Kelsey. Used with permission. Last week, Larry Weber told us we were in the running for the warmest January on record, surpassing the old record set back in 2006. Today ... alas. But despite the cold, we're still short on precipitation and snow, and that's already challenging this year's John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. Listen Listening... / 7:06 Tags: Backyard AlmanacLarry WebermoonTracksrecord temperaturesJanuarysnow buntingsShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Backyard Almanac: "If you can't do one thing, you can always do something else" By Lisa Johnson • Jan 15, 2021 Copyright JR Kelsey. Used with permission. So far, January has been cloudy and warm. In fact, Larry says if we keep it up, we're on pace to break the old record for the warmest January on record set back in 2006! But the clouds mean sound is amplified. The warmish temperatures mean you can walk slooooowly and really take in what you're seeing. And Larry is encouraging folks to follow the example of Duluth's JR Kelsey and get out there and take photographs! Backyard Almanac: Rime and Reason By Lisa Johnson • Jan 8, 2021 Otter photo Jason Mandich. Used with permission. Maybe we're not quite at the point where we're crediting Mother Nature with actively looking out for us, but for those searching for rhyme, rime, or reason in these strange and terrifying times ... it's right outside. Backyard Almanac: Happy Perihelion and there's a "new normal" on the way! By Lisa Johnson • Jan 1, 2021 ©Lisa Johnson Backyard Almanac: "this is embarrassing" and a perennial holiday favorite By Lisa Johnson • Dec 18, 2020 December may give us the shortest days of the year, but it's packing a whole lot into those short days.