Does a hot summer follow a very cold winter?

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Our bitter cold winter has a lot of people hoping we'll have a nice hot summer in 2014. But the National Weather Service team in La Crosse put together some statistics that show the odds are against that happening.

The thought behind this is that Mother Nature has to equalize things out. However, the NWS team found climate statistics for 12 Midwest cities show that you are far more likely to see either a near-normal or cold summer after a very cold winter.

In Milwaukee, there have been just eight hot summers after a bitterly cold winter. Nine summers were near normal -- and 13 summers were designated as cold. Check out the chart just below for a list of other locations in the Midwest.

Courtesy: U.S. National Weather Service La Crosse