In this undated photo, a tractor operator clears a mass of snow from a parking lot in downtown Willmar after some 15 inches of snow blanketed west central Minnesota. The Weather Service is predicting less snow this year, but it's likely to come in bulk when it falls. Tribune photo
Winter outlook: Bitterly cold, snowier for upper Midwest
The weather outside is going to be frightful this winter, according to forecasts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and accu-weather. com.
Forecasters expect above-normal snowfall and below-normal temperatures, possibly including daily high temperatures below zero in December, according to Jack Boston, senior meteorologist with accuweathercom.
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