Let's look at the numbers and contrast this February and March to last year.
# of 50+ degree days = 15
# of 60+ degree days = 11
# of 70+ degrees days = 12
# of 80+ degrees days = 9 (all in March of 2012)
February-March 2013 (so far)
# of 50+ degree days = 13
# of 60+ degrees days = 3
# of 70+ degree days = 1
# of 80+ degrees days = 0
While, we're not to far off with the amount of 50+ degrees days, there's no doubt 2013 had WAY more 60s,70s, and 80s!!
Last month was about 1 degree below normal, but February of 2012 was 3.5 degrees above normal.
The biggest contrast is March so far. We are trending more than 5 degrees below average this month, last March we ended up an incredible 12 degrees above normal! You may remember everything was all budded out already around Kentuckiana.
Of course, we're only half way through March and we've got a chance to warm up a bit. We are going to be near 60 tomorrow, then 50s through the weekend - not seeing any of those 70s or 80s though like last year.