10/29/2014 03:58 EDT | Updated 10/29/2014 03:59 EDT

Alberta Might Get A Winter Weather Reprieve

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It looks like Mother Nature might smile down on Alberta this winter. is predicting a milder, if not blustery, winter for much of western Canada.

Despite September's surprise storm that left southern Alberta under a thick blanket of snow, Accuweather's long-range forecast says Alberta will see "less snowfall than usual," according to a press release.

Along with less snow, the weather service is predicting

slightly above-normal temperatures, and the possibility of a windier winter than usual.

Accuweather's forecast, however, goes directly against what the Old Farmer's Almanac said is coming to the Canadian prairies this winter — colder than normal temperatures with above average snowfall.

In conclusion, Albertans should probably carry on like they always do when it comes to weather. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best, and always, ALWAYS, expect the unexpected.


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