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Bill Reh talks about what to expect in the Triangle this winter

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

Winter will be here soon, and with our early an arctic blast, WNCN meteorologist Bill Reh talks about what kind of winter is in store for the Triangle.

Surprising a lot of people here in the Triangle are hoping to see some snow this winter.

"We are very excited and we hope we are going to have a winter this year because we didn't have any snow really, it didn't seem that last year was much of a winter," said Trisha Harill of Raleigh.

But weather can be tricky to predict.

"Unfortunately, this year we really don't have any good forecasts for what's going to happen this coming winter, largely because there's no strong El Niño or La Nina, so we are going into this winter with a little more uncertainty that we might otherwise have," said State Climatologist Ryan Boyles.

The National Climatic Center use long range models of the atmosphere and ocean temperatures to try and predict average weather for a season. Weather patterns that can indicate a specific period of cold wintry weather are only reliable for up to a week, maybe two.

"Now, what that means is we are still going to have periods where it's warm and periods where it gets cold but the overall average over the course of the winter is more likely to be dry and we really don't know what the temperatures are going to be like," said Boyles.

To learn more about what Bill Reh learned, watch the video at the top of this page.

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