This month has brought snow to many locations unaccustomed to snow so early in the season. Houston, Texas recorded their earliest snow on record on December 4 when 1-3 inches fell on the city. It was enough for kids and adults alike to make snowmen and snow angels. The previous record for the earliest snow on record in Houston came just last year when it snowed on December 10. This was also the first time since the late 1800s that it has snow in two consecutive years in the city.
Also this month, Dallas, Texas had some light snow that accumulated on the grassy areas, not a record, but still quite early for their climate. Plus, Sacramento, California saw enough snow earlier this week that several schools just east of the city had to close for the first time in several years.
Of course, winter has just started and at this pace it could be an interesting season.