Generally, when there is more than 5,000 grid points with perfect weather I call it an “outbreak”. Wednesday will see four large areas of perfect 10’s in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. These are also the top three states overall as well. A few towns in North Dakota include: Valley City, Wheatland, and Durbin. Over in Minnesota: Fergus Falls, Morris and Benson. In South Dakota: Madison, Brookings and Eureka. The overall mean for the nation is up to 6.9 as Isaac is becoming a distant memory and cold front is sweeping through the Midwest.
A few other locations (all out West) with perfect 10’s include: Burns, Colorado…Bond, Colorado…Orogrande, Idaho…Everett, Washington…Bremerton, Washington…Crater Lake, Oregon and Manzanita Lake, California.
Hawaii continues it’s depressing weather…by Hawaiian standards anyway. A mean of 6.4 Wednesday down from 6.7 today as more showers and strong trade winds continue. Alaska is in danger of having it’s mean slip below 3 (3.1 Wednesday). If it goes below 3, does that mean fall is over or beginning? I don’t know, but I do know I’m glad I don’t live there anymore.
1. North Dakota 1. Alaska
2. Minnesota 2. Alabama
3. South Dakota 3. Delaware
4. Washington 4. Virginia
5. Idaho 5. Mississippi