You know the old saying: if you don’t like the weather in Montana, just wait five minutes. We’re a state that’s known for its wild weather changes. But in recent years even our extremes have become extreme. Our fire seasons start sooner, last longer, burn hotter, and cost more to fight. Just two years ago the historic floods of 2011 became one of the most expensive natural disasters in state history. And in the past month alone we’ve seen intense wildfires, and destructive flash floods - both of which have threatened lives and destroyed property.