Cheyenne based meteorologist Don Day says this winter will be much colder than last year. Day says December will be especially cold, and January and February are likely to be colder than the past winter season as well.

Day says by comparison last winter got off to a slow start, with little severe winter weather until the very end of the season. Day says the area can expect near average snowfall through the season. He adds December January and February typically aren't big snowfall months in the area most winters, and says that  will probably be true again this winter.

Day is the proprietor of Dayweather Inc. in Cheyenne.