Precipitation patterns will be altered, with projected increases in annual precipitation and potential for reduced growing season precipitation.

Submitted by pleopold on Thu, 01/28/2021 - 09:17

All global climate models agree that there will be changes in precipitation patterns across the assessment area, but there is large variability among projections of future precipitation. Most climate models project increases in total annual preciptation, with most of the precipitation occurring in winter and spring. Projections of summer and fall precipitation vary more widely, with many models projecting decreased precipitation or only very slight increases (<15%).