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UW researchers predicting less snowfall in future

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Despite this harsh winter, researchers at UW-Madison are predicting changes for the future.

The Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research is studying changes in snowfall levels in the Midwest.

Researchers have found the amount of snowfall will drop by about 24 percent later this century. But whether or not this is a good thing depends on who you ask.

Michael Notaro, with the Center for Climatic Research says, "The changes in snow have big effects on the economy. For example, Wisconsin's got a large winter tourism economy that depends on the snow, and like I said, wildlife. There are also positive effects obviously."

The study also predicts that what little snowfall we do get will be heavy, wet snow, and there's a chance we will see more droughts in the summertime.

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