- In 1962...Record cold in the Deep South. 12 degrees at Jacksonville, 18 at Tampa and 35 at Miami were all records. 9 degrees at Blairsville GA established a state record for the month of December. It was the coldest December weather of the 20th century in Georgia and caused millions of dollars damage to crops.
- In 1988...Mild across the western part of the nation. 74 degrees at Goodland KS headlined a strong of nine cities that recorded record high temperatures for the date.
- In 1989...The temperature at Calico Rock AR plunged to 4 degrees above zero to record one of nine record low temperatures for the date set across Texas and Arkansas.
- In 2000...A powerful winter storm spread heavy snow through the eastern half of Missouri as well as central and southern Illinois. Final snowfall amounts ranged from 4-6 inches in northeast Missouri and west central Illinois, to 6-8 inches in central and east central Missouri and southwest Illinois, and 8-10 inches in southeastern Missouri. The storm shattered 24 hour snowfall records for the 13th of December. At Lambert International Airport the 7.6 inches recorded on December 13, 2000 toppled the old record of 2.8 inches set in 1985.
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