Cheyenne-based meteorologist Don Day Jr. says this winter will probably be colder and snowier than usual, especially in the eastern half of Wyoming.

Day, proprietor of Dayweather, Inc. says the relatively mild weather seen in the state so far this fall is deceptive in terms of the winter outlook. He says the available information is pointing towards very cold weather and snow in November, December and then again in the closing weeks of winter in 2015.

He says those trends will be especially prevalent in eastern Wyoming, while the  western half of the state will probably see more typical winter weather