If you thought December 2013 was colder than normal, you thought right. In fact December 2013 will go down in the record books as the 18th Coldest on record with an average temperature of 12.4°. To give this cold month some perspective, the average mean temperature, averaging the highs and lows, is 19.7°. This December is the coldest since the year 2000 as you can see in the graphic below.
Just in case you need a little help remembering, below are the highs and lows for December 2013. Just think how this past December would have ranked if we would not have ended the year with a few forties. Stay warm everyone.