Yes, the temperatures are considerably higher than averages for this date but they are also in the upper historical range. Forecasts for today are a high of 81 degrees (average is 59). The low is expected at 59 degrees (average is 38). http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=63501
Those high temps with unseasonably warm nights has meant that Spring is starting to "pop". Daffodils are in full bloom. Tender buds are beginning to emerge from the soil. Every day brings a recording of a new bird on the landscape, a new voice offering itself to be heard.
This evening, I began to wonder: "Where are the Monarchs?". I checked a map and discovered that some have been sited in central Arkansas. Oh, how I love those Monarchs. http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/monarch_spring2012.html