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Beautiful Monday In Lower Mississippi Valley

Monday October 15th, 2012

If there were a day to play hookie from work, Monday would be it in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Perfect 10’s abound from southern Missouri east to northern Alabama. This includes: Bolivar, Missouri…Clarksville, Arkansas…Unionville, Tennessee…Riply, Mississippi…and Cullman, Alabama. Also on the list is Maryville, Missouri in northwest Missouri and Lewis, Iowa.

Out West, the fall has finally begun in the Pacific Northwest with very little above PWI 5 except in the desert areas. The Southwest is cooling off bringing that region into the perfect weather range. Monday should see perfect 10’s in Colorado east of Denver. Also a number of 10’s in the Mogollon Rim of Arizona, a few in southern Utah and Nevada, and a few in the southern Sierra Nevada’s of Southern California.

Best: 1. Arkansas 2. Missouri 3. Mississippi 4. Iowa 5. Kansas
Worst: 1. Alaska 2. Michigan 3. Washington 4. Ohio 5. West Virginia

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Perfect Weather Dips Into The South Wednesday

Wednesday September 19th, 2012

In the wake of Tuesday’s nasty day on the East Coast, things improve dramatically Wednesday. In fact, the mean rises to 7.94 for the nation. Couldn’t quite get to 8.0 even. Perfect weather will find it’s way all the way into The South for the first time this fall.  Roxie, Mississippi is the southern most town this season to score a perfect 10. Other large perfect 10 areas along the border of Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. This includes: Huntsville, Alabama…Booneville, Mississippi…and Savannah, Tennessee.  Also in the Mississippi Valley: Batesville, Arkansas…Jackson, Missouri…and Mount Vernon, Illinois.

Out West, perfect weather abounds…still mainly in areas with some elevation. Wyoming will have the greatest concentration of 10’s including: Afton, Teton Village, Cody, Big Piney, and Hiland. Some other 10’s out West include: Seattle, Washington…Government Camp, Oregon…Butte, Montana…Tahoe, City, California…Parks, Arizona…Park City, Utah…and Gunnison, Colorado.

Frost/Freeze Areas

As for frost/freeze, something I started talking about yesterday, I made some modifications to the map to make it a little more useful. I decided to have just three categories: frost, freeze, and hard freeze. These are based solely on expected overnight temperatures and not the duration of sub-freezing temperatures, nor the availability of moisture for frost. It’s just a simple tool to show where these are possible. As you can see from the map for Wednesday morning, frost is possible all the way south into Missouri, while hard freezes are likely in the UP of Michigan and northern Wisconsin. I will try to include this daily for a while.

Best: 1. Arkansas 2. Mississippi 3. Tennessee 4. Alabama 5. Delaware
Worst: 1. Alaska 2. Maine 3. Minnesota 4. Florida 5. Wisconsin

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A Beautiful Day In Arkansas

June 1st, 2012

Thursday June 1st, 2012

A cold front will sweep through Arkansas today providing showers and storms, but the benefits will be felt tomorrow. Low humidity and pleasant temperatures help push Arkansas to the top of the Perfect Weather Index tomorrow. A very nice day in New England as well, especially Maine. Overall, a pleasant mean of 6.7 for the nation.

Very few perfect 10’s on the map tomorrow. Just a few scattered ones in Utah, Nevada, and California. Hard to have a best pick when no cities or towns are inside a perfect 10, so I’ll say just east of Blue Canyon, California in the Sierra Mountains.

Lots of rain and cool temperatures put Michigan squarely at the bottom on the PWI.

   Best                            Worst

1. Arkansas                     1. Michigan
2. New Hampshire     2. South Carolina
3. Maine                          3. Alaska
4. Missouri                     4. Florida
5.  Massachusetts         5. Ohio

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