Someone pointed out that I always leave off Alaska and Hawaii on the perfect weather index. This was certainly not intentional as both states can have perfect weather at times, but rather I assumed there wouldn’t be as much interest. But having lived in Alaska myself, I know how frustrating it is to be left off, as if they are not as important. So today, I am introducing the PWI for Alaska and Hawaii. The mean for Alaska tomorrow is 4.7 and Hawaii is 7.4. Common sense would assume Alaska will frequently be low and Hawaii consistently high, but I’m certain there will be better days than others. Even Hawaii, due to showers, clouds, and humidity should rarely see perfect 10’s. Although, tomorrow near Waikii, Hawaii there is one tiny area of perfect 10. This is where elevation plays a factor as this location is around 5,000 feet and somewhat rain-shadowed by Mauna Kea.
Across the Continental US, the mean is down a bit tomorrow at 7.1. There will however, be a couple rather large areas of perfect 10’s in Minnesota and Iowa. In Minnesota, these 10’s lie just north of the Twin Cities around Milaca. In Iowa, Maquoketa is one of the larger towns in perfect 10 territory. There are also the usual smattering of 10’s in California just inland from the coast or up in the foothills of the Sierras. Culver City, California is one of the cities in the state directly in a perfect 10 location. Overall, the Upper Midwest will see the best weather in the nation with Iowa leading the way (mean 8.7) followed by Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. Maine would be at the bottom if it were not for the addition of Alaska to the PWI map. Second to last is actually the Sunshine State (Florida), mainly due to the influence of heat and humidity.