Climate change in Montana

What is climate change exactly, and how does climate differ from weather?

Most importantly, how has Montana's climate changed in the last 100 years?

Dive into each of these questions more closely with us as we try to focus on what these issues mean for Montanans.

"Montana's vital signs", for example, shows you graphs and figures about changes in average temperatures, rainfall, and snowfall since 1895 in Montana, using publically-available data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

In case you'd like more information about any of these topics, we've also provided links to information sites and resources (like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website) so you can create your own graphs and look into these questions more on your own. 

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