Cheyenne-based meteorologist Don Day Jr. says all indicators are pointing to a windy and fairly wet winter for Wyoming this year.

But Day says the good news is that the upcoming winter season probably won't feature a lot of exceptionally long cold periods. He says this year features a La Nina weather pattern in the Pacific ocean. That means cooler-than-average weather over the ocean, leading to a windy winter with a fair amount of snowfall for Wyoming.

But he says it will also mean a lot of changes in the weather over the course of the winter, with warmer and cooler weather alternating over relatively short periods. Extended periods of very cold--or unusually warm--weather probably won't be common over the upcoming few months.

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