Colder winter expected

November 20, 2012 9:38:34 AM PST
If you enjoyed last winter's relatively mild temperatures, meteorologists say you're likely in for disappointment this winter.

Long-range forecasters predict North Carolina will see more typical temperatures and snowfall this go round.

AccuWeather.com forecasts average temperatures will be about one degree below average in the Piedmont and two degrees below in the mountains.

It's also forecasting above average snowfall from the Raleigh area west into the higher elevations.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation said Tuesday its workers are checking over salt-spreading equipment just in case. The department stocks up on tons of salt, sand, and brine every winter to keep roads clear in case of snow or ice.

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