Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 10:04 AM GMT
But not all prognosticators agree
If you're hoping for a reprieve from heavy snowfall in Chicago this winter, you may be out in the cold.
Meteorologists at AccuWeather.com predict that Chicago will get between 50 and 58 inches of snow this winter, on par with last winter's total of 57.9 inches.
AccuWeather senior meteorologist Paul Pastelok said colder-than-average weather will hit harder in December and January, then ease slightly in February. However, the snow will be more evenly distributed throughout the season, rather than falling in crippling bunches like February's Groundhog Day blizzard, Pastelok said.
"It doesn't mean we're going to have an exact replica of last year," Pastelok said, "but it's going to be similar."
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