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Winter likely to be more mild than last year's

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The bad news: Another winter is upon us. The good news: It'll almost certainly be less snowy than last year's.

The National Weather Service says there's a good chance temperatures across Wisconsin will be a bit above average this winter.

That could translate into more rain, which means less snowfall and more snow melt.

Meteorologist Chris Franks says it's hard to say how much snow will fall, but it's unlikely it'll be the feet that buried the state last year.

That's when Madison had a record 101.4 inches, and Milwaukee got 99.1 inches -- each about twice yearly average.

Franks calls last year something of a worst-case scenario.

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