It had been awhile since Oklahoma has seen a month like October. Eleven months, to be exact. Not since September 2011 had Oklahoma seen a month where the statewide average temperature finished on the cold side of normal.
Just how cold was April 2013 in Oklahoma? According to preliminary data from the Oklahoma Mesonet, the statewide average temperature came in at 55 degrees to rank as the seventh coolest April on record, 4.1 degrees below normal.