A senior meteorologist with AccuWeather is predicting Saskatchewan will have a warmer and dryer winter. Brett Anderson says it’s a result of the El Nino effect. Anderson figures snowfall will be in the 50-to-60 centimetre range with the majority coming early. The average is around 76. He also suspects the colder temperatures will start rolling in toward February accompanied by snow showers. Anderson expects it to be a windy winter but points out the westerly flow should keep the breezes warmer than normal.