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We've been hearing a lot about El Nino and how strong it is. Some forecasters - most, in fact - believe this El Nino is among the strongest ever. Typically, for the Great Lakes, that means a warmer-than-normal winter with less lake effect snowfall.

Mark Torregrossa, chief meteorologist at Mlive, says he's becoming more convinced it's true, though he says he's worried some will be expecting Miami in Battle Creek. That won't be the case, he says.

Hear what he had tells WBCK about El Nino and the potential for Battle Creek's first snowfall of the season this weekend by clicking the player below.

Hear The Richard Piet Show weekday mornings from 5:30-9 on WBCK.