Here in Central Indiana we are coming off a weekend of two days of temperatures in the low to mid 50s. For February in Indiana we will definitely take it. People were out walking their dogs, kids were on their bikes and scooters and playing basketball in their driveways. It was great while it lasted but tomorrow's high is forecast to be 30 degrees. I'm just glad the 50 degree temps hit on the weekend!
The historic average high temperature for this time of year is 37 – 38 degrees. So what do you think the actual average high temperature has been so far for the first eight days of February? Probably higher since we had those two warm days right? Wrong. The average high through the first eight days has been 38 degrees. Even though we had a couple 50 degree days we also had a 24 and 27 degree day in there too. The average high doesn't mean that the high temperature is always exactly that or within a couple degrees. It means when the month is done we add up all the high temps, divide by the number of days in the month and we have our average high temp. From a weather standpoint we all understand this.