Beautiful weather to start the work week in the Dakotas. Both North and South Dakota looking great with perfect 10s from Bismark to Pierre. North Dakota has the slight edge over South Dakota. Also some excellent weather in parts of central Alaska. Hot, humid and wet in Florida makes it the worst weather.
Best: 1. North Dakota 2. South Dakota 3. Kentucky 4. West Virginia 5. Virginia
Worst: 1. Florida 2. Michigan 3. Texas 4. Arizona 5. New Mexico
A down day on the PWI with very few 10s to be had Friday. Some small areas of 10s high in the mountains of Colorado, Nevada, and California. The worst weather will be in New England with Maine coming out on the bottom. Overall, the heat and precipitation will keep the entire country down.
Wednesday looks like a real winner for the Northeast part of the country. Perfect 10s from New York to Maine including: Boston, Portland, Montpelier, and Syracuse. A secondary area of perfect weather in the Magic Valley of Idaho including Twin Falls. Rhode Island’s small size propels them to the best weather state.
Best: 1. Rhode Island 2. Massachusetts 3. New York 4. New Hampshire 5. Connecticut
Worst: 1. Illinois 2. Florida 3. Virginia 4. Iowa 5. Missouri
Perfect weather in Reno, Nevada and Flagstaff, Arizona Tuesday but overall California comes out as the best state. The 1s plaguing the Pacific Northwest move into the Rockies Tuesday and may surprise some tourists with snow. This is about the closest I have seen 10s and 1s together on the map, separated by only 500 miles.
Best: 1. California 2. Nevada 3. Maine 4. Arizona 5. Vermont
Worst: 1. Wyoming 2. Idaho 3. Florida 4. Montana 5. Oklahoma
Not a real great start to the week as perfect weather will be scarce. About the only appreciable area of perfect 10s will be in the central valley of California. An unseasonably cold storm in Pacific Northwest will bring widespread 1s from Southeast Oregon into Central Nevada. Hot and humid weather east of the Mississippi will keep a damper on PWI scores.
Best: 1. North Dakota 2. Minnesota 3. Arizona 4. California 5. Pennsylvania
Worst: 1. Nevada 2. Oregon 3. Idaho 4. Louisiana 5. Florida
A small ribbon of perfect weather Thursday on the south end of Lake Michigan and the south end of Lake Ontario. The cool water temperatures of the lakes moderates the air temperatures but the best weather occurs about 5-10 miles inland. Close to the lake, too cool, further away from the lake, too warm. This “Goldilocks” zone includes Gary, IN and Rochester, NY. Overall, Indiana will be best while a storm in the Pacific Northwest lands Oregon on the bottom.
Best: 1. Indiana 2. Massachusetts 3. Connecticut 4. Rhode Island 5. Illinois
Worst: 1. Oregon 2. Washington 3. Florida 4. California 5. Alaska
Perfect 10s in several states including Vermont, New York, Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Some of the best weather in Burlington, VT and the the suburbs of Chicago and Milwaukee. Overall though, Michigan comes out as the best state and Florida by two categories, the worst. Incidentally, this is one of the highest means for the entire country (7.4) of the entire year thus far.
Best: 1. Michigan 2. Vermont 3. Wisconsin 4. Maine 5. Illinois
Worst: 1. Florida 2. Arizona 3. Alaska 4. South Carolina 5. Georgia