An IU atmospheric science professor says evidence from the last one hundred years shows, on average, an undeniable warming trend.
It reached 72 degrees Saturday in Indianapolis, breaking the old record of 67 degrees in 1983.
Temperatures are expected to dip to 12 degrees below zero with a windchill factor making it feel like 30 degrees below zero.
Much of Indiana received 10-15 inches of snow Sunday. Bitterly cold temperatures and gusting winds are hitting the state today.
Indiana’s average temperature was more than three degrees higher than average, making it the second hottest year since 1871.
Heat index values could reach near 110 degrees on Wednesday.
Though the temperatures were at near record highs, nothing could stop fans from enjoying what is known as the 'Greatest Spectacle in Racing'.
The March heat wave looks to be an anomaly to normal weather patterns.
If the heatwave continues through the weekend as forecasted, it would be the longest heatwave to hit Indiana in 40 years.
Temperatures felt like more than 100 degrees today across much of Bloomington after you factored in the humidity.