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Temperatures have dipped across Kansas this weekend, bringing a chill to the air more typically associated with November.
Should the new trend be expected to stay a while?
"This is a pretty easy forecast, but I think it will be cooler this winter than the record-breaking warmth we had last year," said Mike Smith, senior vice president of AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions. "I think that there is no reason to think this winter is going to be exceptionally cold. I think it'll end up more-or-less normal."
Smith said the patterns of ocean currents over the Pacific Ocean have changed. He anticipated normal rain and snowfall through the winter.
Before winter storms bring moisture to the ground, drivers should check the tire pressure of their cars, Smith said. He reminds drivers that their cars cannot accelerate or stop as quickly in wet conditions.
"Winter at times in Kansas can be an adventure - especially if we get some heavy snow or ice. Try to look at it that way," Smith said.
Smith talked about the winter forecast, as well as the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, on KFDI's At Issue program. A copy of the podcast can be found here.