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Winter Weather and Blizzards

'Brutal cold won't return' this winter, AccuWeather predicts

'Brutal cold won't return' this winter, AccuWeather predicts

After two consecutive winters with an unusual number of days hitting the single digits, a milder season is ahead for Winter 2015-2016, predicts.

But that doesn't mean we won't get slammed with snow some time before spring arrives, according to the forecasting service's seasonal outlook. (Yes, it snows every year in winter here.)

The climate phenomenon El Niño is forecast to drive weather patterns around the world, sending heavy moisture and storms across the southern third of the United States. That is likely to mean cold Arctic air will stay up north, for the most part, but if any does dip southward to meet all of the moisture, it could make for...