December 2013 was a little colder and drier than normal.
The month was dry through the 3rd but strong winds buffetted the state on the 3rd. Much colder air along with valley rain and snow, and mountain snow followed from the 4th through 6th. Additional storms delivered more snow to the mountains onto the eastern high plains on the 7th to 8th and 12th to 13th. These areas received near to above normal precipitation while most other locations were below normal for the month. The only other storm this month was on the 20th to 21st, when light to moderate snow fell over northern and central New Mexico. The final ten days of the month were largely dry with near to below normal temperatures.