P.J. Griekspoor Archives Email Author 70 Degrees One Day; Three Inches of Snow the Next The urge to get planting is strong, but winter just won't let go Published on: March 24, 2010 Tweet Post to Your Wall. Email Blog RSS Permalink Print It hit 70 degrees in Wichita on Monday and the urge to get out the shovel and dig in the dirt and plant something was almost too strong to resist -- until I saw the weather forecast. True to the warning, today is cloudy and much, much colder and the western third of the state is being hit with snow. Again. I'd still like to be out there getting garden tubs ready, but something about any icy wind just takes the fun out of spring. Will winter EVER be over?