Tuesday October 16th, 2012
Another nice day expected in the South Tuesday with South Carolina narrowly edging out Georgia for the top spot. Some big locations with 10’s including: Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia. A few other 10’s include Russellville, Kentucky, Cherokee, Alabama, and Tellico Plains, Tennessee.
Out West, the Pacific Northwest is dragging down the entire nation’s national mean (7.1) with very little above PWI 5. In fact, Idaho beats Alaska for worst in the nation. Still, some great weather but all in the Southwest. Show Low, Arizona…Berkeley, California…and Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park.
Best: 1. South Carolina 2. Georgia 3. Alabama 4. Tennessee 5. Mississippi
Worst: 1. Idaho 2. Alaska 3. Montana 4. Washington 5. Oregon
Wednesday October 10th, 2012
I’m back after a nice long weekend. Looks like the PWI is looking pretty good Wednesday, especially for the South and West. Oregon comes out on top by a hair over Arkansas. Quite a few 10’s in the Beaver State as well with Albany, Oregon…Prineville…John Day…Baker City…and Milton-Freewater all perfect. Across the border in Washington, you can add Walla Walla to the list. For the first time in a very long time, no perfect weather in California. A few in Wyoming in the far east including: Yoder and Lingle. In Colorado…Grover and Pueblo.
In the East: Ethel, Mississippi and Lewiston, North Carolina. Not so nice from northern North Dakota east all the way to New England.
Best: 1. Oregon 2. Arkansas 3. South Carolina 4. North Carolina 5. Alabama
Worst: 1. Michigan 2. New York 3. Vermont 4. Maine 5. Minnesota
Tuesday October 2nd, 2012
Perfect weather continues throughout the Midwest. Kansas scores an incredible 9.3 Tuesday followed closely by Iowa yet again. Some of the bigger towns with perfect weather tomorrow include: Dodge City, Kansas…Manhattan, Kansas…Des Moines, Iowa…Sioux City, South Dakota…Waseca, Minnesota…Crawford, Colorado…Cimarron, New Mexico…Gage, Oklahoma… and downtown San Francisco, California.
I’m starting to see the PWI 1’s expand across the mountains of Montana. Check out the forecast for Logan Pass, Montana to see why.
A few frosty areas in the Nebraska, but otherwise a fairly similar frost/freeze map tomorrow morning.
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Best 1. Kansas 2. Iowa 3. Oklahoma 4. Wisconsin 5. Utah
Worst 1. Alaska 2. South Carolina 3. Florida 4. Pennsylvania 5. Indiana
Thursday September 27th, 2012
What’s happening in Iowa? Generally, Iowa has been a place of transient weather, alternating between good weather and bad weather. This week however, Iowa has been a model of tranquility and perfect weather. This will continue tomorrow as Iowa tops the list for the 2nd day in a row…and I expect it to be in the top 5 through the weekend! An area of high pressure is stuck over the Upper Midwest, which puts Iowa and a few other states in the sweet spot. Thursday the western part of the state will be best with perfect 10’s in: Spencer, Cherokee, Harlan, Des Moines, and Knoxville. This area of perfect weather will extend north through Minnesota through Marshall, Montevideo, and Morris.
Frost/Freeze Areas Tonight
Out West, more great weather west of the Continental Divide. Idaho has a high concentration of 10’s including: Rexburg, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Soda Springs. Futher south, some of the National Parks will see perfect weather including: Zion, the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and parts of Canyon De Chelly in Arizona. A few other picks out West include: Interlaken, California…Cisco, California…Lasen National Park, California…and Welches, Oregon.
Not much happening in the frost world right now. Looks like the UP of Michigan will see a hard freeze tonight, but do they really care?
Best: 1. Iowa 2. Idaho 3. Washington 4. Minnesota 5. Nevada
Worst: 1. Florida 2. Texas 3. Oklahoma 4. Colorado 5. Arkansas
Sunday September 23rd, 2012
A great day in the South on Sunday with a strip of perfect 10’s from Arkansas to North Carolina. Tennessee will have the highest mean with a 9.0 and a large area of 10’s along it’s southern border. This includes Memphis, but also Jackson, Henderson and Savannah. Over in Arkansas, Little Rock is a 10 as well as Hot Springs and Marianna. In Mississippi, Holly Springs and Iuka. Next door in Alabama: Huntsville, Russelville, and Bridgeport. In Georgia: Winston and Moccasin Creek State Park. In North Carolina: Statesville, Lexington, and Lawsonville.
Not quite as nice out West as it has been in recent weeks, but still a number of perfect 10’s…mainly in Wyoming. The largest area will actually be in the sparsely populated northwest corner of North Dakota including: Larson, Corinth, Keene and parts of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. In Wyoming: Pinedale, Dubois, Little America, and Sundance. Next door in South Dakota…Spearfish, Keystone, Mt. Rushmore and Wind Cave National Parks.
Widespread frost and freeze in the Midwest Sunday morning. Freezing conditions get as far south a Iowa and frost to the western suburbs of Chicago and Milwaukee.
Best: 1. Tennessee 2. Nebraska 3. Arkansas 4. South Dakota 5. North Dakota
Worst: 1. Alaska 2. Michigan 3. New York 4. Vermont 5. Maine
Friday September 21st, 2012
Connecticut (9.1) and Rhode Island (8.9) make the top two for best weather on Friday. An area of perfect weather will show up from Holyoke, Massachusetts south through Hartford, Connecticut to Wolcott. Further south along the Appalachian Mountains, perfect 10’s from Pilot and Marion, Virginia…south to Topton, North Carolina and the higher mountains just east of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
The Rockies will see the majority of the perfect weather Friday, especially western Wyomin including: Jackson, Grover, Big Piney, Altamont, and Kaycee. In Montana: Whitlash, Martinsdale, Monarch, and portions of Glacier National Park. A few others out West, Oakridge, Oregon…Live Oak, California…Fort Valley, Arizona…Gunnison, Colorado…and Coal City, Utah.
Not much happening on the frost/freeze front tomorrow morning. Some light frost/freeze in northern Minnesota and the mountains of the West. Also, in portions of the higher elevations of New England.
Best: 1. Connecticut 2. Rhode Island 3. Montana 4. Delaware 5. New Jersey
Worst: 1. Alaska 2. Michigan 3. Minnesota 4. Wisconsin 5. Florida
Thursday September 20th, 2012
Thursday marks the first time the Perfect Weather Index has forecasted a national mean of 8.0! On top tomorrow is Delaware, mainly due to it’s small size. More importantly is the large area of perfect 10’s in Illinois around Springfield. Also, perfect 10’s throughout the Appalachian Mountains from West Virginia south through Tennessee. Only Florida will have a mean in the Continental US below 6.
Out West, the usual perfect weather in areas of elevation. I wonder will the transition to lower elevation perfect weather will begin? My bet is soon.
Southeast Alaska will see some nice weather, especially for so late in the year and considering the pounding The Last Frontier has received of late.
The other interesting happening tomorrow is the widespread frost and freeze through New England. Mainly this will affect the mountainous area, but frost is possible even in the Champlain and Connecticut Valleys.
Best: 1. Delaware 2. Tennessee 3. West Virginia 4. Illinois 5. Connecticut
Worst: 1. Alaska 2. Florida 3. Michigan 4. Minnesota 5. Wisconsin