While Colorado and Utah are prepping for a severe wildfire season this year, Montana, Wyoming and northern Idaho have been counting their lucky stars because all three states had a huge snowpack this season.
“We have the best snowpacks in the country,” said meteorologist Michael Richmond.
When all that snow melts, it’ll keep the forest wet and protected from fire.
However that doesn’t mean the region is free and clear. Richmond said it may get hotter and drier than usual this summer. A lot of heat and no rain can dry out a forest within a week or two.