This month marked the beginning of the snowiest winter in Cleveland history! The event that jogs my mind from this month was that I mowed my lawn on December 4th that year. December 2004 featured a VERY slow start to the winter. Hardly any snow through the 10th. Guess what happened after that?
35 inches of snow through the end of the year!!!
How about the temperatures from that month? Here is the first and second week. Notice the warmth across the country: