Today the Trib‘s ChicagoWeatherCenter publishes a letter by one “Richard Gladish,” an opponent of wintry weather who asks: “Do you think we will see another 70-degree temperature before spring?” Well, that’s asking for a lot! Last time I checked, Nate Silver (the only mortal man who could possibly answer such a question) was still forecasting elections, not the weather.

FYI, the short answer to Gladish’s question is “don’t plan on it.” Oh come on now, don’t act surprised!