Another punishing winter is likely for the north-central USA, according to a forecast released today by the private weather forecasting firm AccuWeather.
While the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic shouldn't see a winter as severe as last year, bitterly cold blasts of arctic air are expected in the northern Plains, Midwest and Great Lakes in December and January, with above-average snowfall, according to AccuWeather long-range meteorologist Paul Pastelok.
Chicago, which endured several blizzards last winter, could be one of the hardest-hit U.S. cities in terms of both snow and cold, he says.
In the South, there is little hope for Texas to escape its epic drought this winter, as below-average precipitation is predicted for most of the state.
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