Memorial Weekend Forecast

May 26th, 2012

Saturday May 26th, 2012

It’s an important vacation weekend, so I thought I would do PWI map for all three Memorial Weekend days. Of course, three days out, the National Weather Service forecasts might be a bit off on the details, but for the most part it should be accurate.

We start the weekend with some abysmal weather in Montana with a huge area of PWI 1, the lowest score possible. Lots of rain, wind, and cold temperatures in that area.  The best weather will be in New England where Vermont will lead the nation with a mean of 8.5 and even a few perfect 10’s in the southern part of the state. Areas of Northern California will see the most perfect 10’s tomorrow and my pick for Saturday is Santa Rosa, California. The national mean is a low 5.2.

May 27th, 2012

May 27th, 2012

Overall, the mean for the nation increases to 5.7 on Sunday, mainly due to much improved weather in the Desert Southwest. Arizona come in the highest on this day mainly due to less wind and more sunshine. My pick in Arizona is Winona. California will also see quite a few perfect 10′ s on Sunday, but comes in second overall to Arizona, mainly due to the influence of the high Sierra Mountains. My pick in California will be in the foothills of the Sierras…Placerville.  Sorry Montana, this just isn’t your weekend.

On Memorial Day, more improving weather across the nation as the mean rises again to 6.3, but very little perfect weather. This is in part due to the very warm and humid conditions east of the

Memorial Day

Memorial Day May 28th, 2012

Mississippi. New England looks like it will have another brilliant day and actually has probably the three best days on average.  Most of the perfect 10’s on Monday appear in the desert of Nevada and

Arizona. My pick for Memorial Day will be Ursine, Nevada.


Best                              Worst                     

1. Vermont                   1. North Dakota
2. Maine                        2. Montana
3. New York                3. Idaho
4. New Hampshire   4. Kansas
5. Washington            5. Nevada


Best                     Worst                      

1. Arizona            1. Montana
2. California       2. Kansas
3. Nevada            3. Wyoming
4. Connecticut  4. Idaho
5. Maine               5. Georgia


Best                              Worst                    

1. Nebraska                  1. North Dakota
2. Nevada                      2. Florida
3. Utah                            3. Georgia
4. New Hampshire    4. Illinois
5. Colorado                  5. Mississippi



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3 responses to “Memorial Weekend Forecast

  1. Great site and great content. I was hoping you could point me to a site that shows where the clouds are over the US? I live in Kentucky and have a couple of spots I really like to shoot from at sunset. It would be really handy if I could predict whether there will be interesting cloud formations at particular times of the day. Any suggestions?

  2. Thanks so much I didn’t realize this was available. Now I’ll be able to plan my sunset shoots with more certainty.

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