Cheyenne-based meteorologist Don Day Jr. says it looks like Wyoming and Colorado can expect another hard winter season for 2023-2024.

Day is the founder and President of Dayweather Inc. in Cheyenne.

In a podcast, Day says the two states, as well as western Nebraska and Kansas, can expect ''above average snowfall and near to above average snowpack." He also says winter weather will start earlier and continue well into the spring.

However, he also says that this winter probably won't be as severe in its intensity as last winter, saying this year's winter will be "a little bit of a different animal'' compared to last year. Temperatures last winter in the Cheyenne and Casper areas plunged to the - 20 degree range in December, January, and February. At one point last winter Riverton recorded an incredible -44.

Day cautions that all predictions are based on trends and are not written in stone. He also says that while an El Nino weather pattern will take shape in late winter and spring, some of the predictions of a "Super El Nino" may be overblown.

For what it's worth, the Old Farmer's Almanac is also predicting a cold winter for Wyoming this year.

Below is a video of Don Day's projections for the winter of 2023-2024.

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