December 2013 was below average in both temperature and precipitation.
The 1st half of the month was actually cooler than the 2nd half with the average high temperature 38.2° and 43.2° respectively.
There was also a big difference in 2012 when the 1st half of the month it was 54.2° with the 2nd half only 39.1°.
Factoring in the lows average temperature was 3° below average in 2013 compared to 4.8° above average in 2012.
Snow fell on 5 days including 2.2" on the evening of the 21st giving a total of 4.3" of snow in December which is 0.9" below normal for snowfall in the month.
**Average is based on a 30 year average between 1981-2010
**All values are from observations taken at Billard Airport in Topeka