A down day on the PWI with very few 10s to be had Friday. Some small areas of 10s high in the mountains of Colorado, Nevada, and California. The worst weather will be in New England with Maine coming out on the bottom. Overall, the heat and precipitation will keep the entire country down.
A down day for perfect weather Sunday as there is a noticeable lack of 10s on the map. Colorado has the highest mean but just barely reaches 8/10. There is one exception which is parts of interior and western Alaska. Some perfect weather in mainly unpopulated areas, but the largest town is McGrath. Southern Alaska though quite the opposite which helps keep the state’s mean at 6.5. Louisiana and New York share the worst weather today.
May 4th, 2012
Southern California is living up to its reputation of perfect weather this week with a string of excellent days, though nothing with a perfect 10. A narrow strip of 9’s appear on the map from San Bernardino south to Hemet, California. This is away from the coast where fog and clouds will persist longer and keep temperatures in the 60’s, but not so far inland to the deserts where it will be above 90 degrees.
Outside of Southern California, not much above PWI 8, except in the foothills SW of Denver, Colorado. There is a small area of PWI 9 around Indian Hills, Colorado. Why the foothills and not in Denver proper? Highs in Denver will go above 80 degrees, slightly warm for my taste.
I altered the color scale to give it more contrast and make it easier to read.