Ind. (AP) — A top state climatologist says the weather patterns that
brought Indiana a long, cold winter could linger into April and possibly
University-based associate state climatologist Ken Scheeringa analyzed
government weather data and Indiana's temperatures over the past century.
suggests that Indiana's average April temperatures could run 2 to 4.5
degrees below normal. Scheeringa says his analysis also suggests that
April, May and June's temperatures could average between 0.4 degrees and
2.7 degrees below normal over that three-month period.
February temperature was about 8.7 degrees below normal, while March is
running 6.6 degrees below normal so far.
If Indiana does
have a chilly spring, experts say some farmers could face planting delays
because it will take longer for wet fields to dry out.