Is this a set up?

From Cristela Guerra writing in the Feb. 24 Boston Globe:

"New England winters can be spiteful. They’re as random as the toss of a coin, but also feel personal. You’re hoping this winter will stay mild, right? That Thursday’s record high of 68 {in Boston} is a harbinger?

"But you know better. Somewhere, a surprise March blizzard is brewing. And, if not that, rain will besmirch every summer weekend. We will pay.