ST. CLOUD -- St. Cloud State University's April weather summary has some surprising statistics in it. It seemed by all accounts that April was colder and wetter than normal. But, in fact, its was nearly normal in both temperature and snowfall.

A warm spell during the second week of April was followed by nine straight days of below 50-degree weather.

The snow cover stuck around longer too. The snow melt was one of the 11th latest dates on record.

For the cold season, we had 130 straight days of snow on the ground, 24 days with at least an inch of snow in St. Cloud...tying a record and the 8th highest snowfall total for the season at 66 inches.

It all adds up to a long winter followed by a normal month of April.