November being super-warm is a bit of a bummer, but it really doesn’t mean much if a September snowfall melts completely away. Temperature norms in September and much of October just do not favor snowpack that builds.
More generally, while people here wish it when there’s a cold fall, there just does not seem to be that much correlation between temperatures in October and those in midwinter. Not in this part of the world, at least.
The one thing that is meaningful is the amount of precipitation most of us have recently received. It is going to be very hard at this stage for things to get thoroughly dried out until next spring or summer. (And once you get as far north as I am, it is basically impossible at this stage.) Fire season is over.