Okay, let’s start with the obvious. Will we still have snow?
Yes, we will still have snow. However, the spring melt will start a week or two earlier, and we will see more mid-winter valley rain events.
Moisture in Montana is largely dependent on snow pack. How will spring runoff and summer fishing be affected?
Because spring snowmelt is starting earlier and snowmelt completed earlier, we will see late summer streamflows decline. This trend is already happening. On dry years, we will see more potential for small streams to dry up in late summer.
Will we need air conditioning in our homes and businesses?