December marks the beginning of climatological winter meaning we can take a look at the weather statistics for the just completed autumn season. Both October and November finished with temperatures slightly below average, but because September was very mild, the season as a whole finished with an above average temperature.
The average temperature from September 1 through November 30 was 45.8 degrees which is 1.3 degrees above normal. September 2013 you may recall was the 5th warmest on record with an average temperature over 5 degrees above average, but since early October temperatures have trended cooler. Although, November was a dry month, both September and October were exceptionally wet. In total, 8.97 inches of rain and melted snow fell during the past three months.
That ranked Autumn 2013 as the 7th wettest on record.