By Renny Mackay
Cheyenne, Wy –
It won't come as a surprise, but October was a particularly cold and wet month for Wyoming. In fact it was the snowiest October on record for Cheyenne, with a total accumulation of 28 inches. Fremont County also had one of its snowiest Octobers in history, which dates back to the 1800s.
National Weather Service Meteorologist, Mike Weiland (why LAND), says the moisture should be beneficial.
"I think it did replenish the soil moisture, helped replenish or fill up even more some of the reservoirs. And it helps out too for next spring because you have that soil moisture already present."
It does not seem that October is a sign of what is to come. Weiland says he thinks Wyoming will likely see above a winter that is drier and warmer than normal.