Richmond, Va. -- December weather in Virginia is indeed quite variable. It has been as cold as -2° (December 30, 1917) and as warm as 81° (December 6 & 7, 1998). Many years have been snow-free, but a handful of Decembers have picked up over a foot of snow.
This year, Sunday, December 13th registered a high at Richmond International Airport of 72°, which is 21° above normal.
However, on the same date in 2010, Richmond picked up a little over one inch of snow as temperatures stayed in the 30s.
The years in between were more typical for this point in December:
- 2011 56° and dry
- 2010 52° and dry
- 2013 48° and dry
- 2014 55° and dry
The normal high for December 13 is 51°.