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East Coast Squeezes In A Nice Day Friday

Friday October 5th, 2012

The mid-Atlantic and southern New England will squeeze in a nice day Friday before the obvious cold front on the map comes through for the weekend. Overall, the best weather will be in Connecticut with perfect 10’s in Old Saybrook, Montville, and Voluntown.  A few perfect locations in Massachusetts including: Lynn and Norwell. up in New Hampshire: Hampstead, Nottingham, and Barrington. Long Island will have a number of perfect 10’s as well on the east end including: Shoreham, Calverton and Westhampton. Some scattered perfect 10’s in the Appalachian Mountains as well including: Jollett, Virgnia…Burnsville, Virginia…Balsam Grove, North Carolina…and some of the mountains of northern Georgia. An early winter storm with snow and gusty winds will keep Minnesota on the bottom of the list Friday.

Much more isolated 10’s in the West including: Crescent Valley, Nevada…Coburg, Oregon…Glenburn, California…and La Conchita, California.

Frost and freeze continues to expand across the country. Expect frost from the Front Range of the Rockies to Omaha, Nebraska and Madison, Wisconsin.

Best: 1. Connecticut 2. Rhode Island 3. Massachusetts 4. New Jersey 5. Maryland
Worst: 1. Minnesota 2. Alaska 3. Wyoming 4. Missouri 5. Nebraska



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Tennessee Tops Perfect Weather List Thursday

Thursday October 4th, 2012

The perfect weather index is definitely off it’s peak which was an 8.0 mean for the nation in mid-September (Thursday 6.8). With cold air beginning to intrude from the north I think there is little doubt we won’t see 8.0 again until May or June. But that doesn’t mean perfect weather won’t exist, it won’t just be found in different places. Thursday will be the first day in quite a while when Tennessee tops the list. Not many perfect 10’s in the Volunteer State except right along the border of North Carolina. A few more perfect 10’s in far eastern Kentucky tomorrow including: Flint, Diane, and Pansy. A few in Virginia as well around Woodlawn and Floyd.

Out West, a pocket of 10’s in central Utah  including Delta and Fruita. A few more showing up in Coastal California including: Shively, Myers Flat, Comptche, Anderson, Palo Alto, and Greenfield. A few in Southwest Oregon as well including: Drain, Coquille, Sutherlin and Oakland.

The storm in the Northern Rockies and Upper Midwest will usher in some really cold air into the West. Many locations will see there first hard freeze tonight. Some of the most vulnerable areas are: the Willamette Valley in Oregon, the Treasure Valley in Idaho, all of Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota will see either a freeze or hard freeze. Much of Colorado except the far west and far east will see frost or freeze. In Utah from the Wasatch east will see freezing conditions as well.

Best: 1. Tennessee 2. Kentucky 3. West Virginia 4. Indiana 5. Nevada
Worst: 1. Minnesota 2. Alaska 3. North Dakota 4. South Dakota 5. Maine


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Tale Of Two Seasons In South Dakota Wednesday

Wednesday October 3rd, 2012

The first cold Fall storm is expected in the Northern Rockies and Upper Midwest Wednesday. Cold air and rain will spread across all of Montana and North Dakota, while the storm produce two seasons in one day in South Dakota. The standard deviation for the state is an incredible 2.4…ranging from 1 in the west to 9 in the east. Highs in the 40s for the west part of the state and mid 70s in the east! Ahead of the front, perfect weather in Wisconsin and a small part of Minnesota. This includes: Marengo, Marshfield, and Sparta in Wisconsin.

Some isolated 10’s out West including Southerlin and Winchester, Oregon…Lassen National Park and Guernville, California.

Lots of frost/freeze issue tomorrow morning, but only West for now. The cold storm in the Northern Rockies will produce snow above 5,000 feet, so widespread freezes in the higher elevations of Montana. Also, some patchy frost in the Willamette Valley of Oregon around the outskirts of Salem.

Best: 1. Wisconsin 2. Kentucky 3. Alabama 4. Tennessee 5. Arkansas
Worst: 1. Montana 2. North Dakota 3. Alaska 4. Wyoming 5. South Dakota

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Iowa: Three Times Nice Weather

Friday September 28th, 2012

As I predicted yesterday, I’m predicting Iowa to be on top for the third straight day Friday. That’s a lot of predictions but the bottom line is that Iowa is having one amazing week. Will they do it again all weekend? Doubtful, but stay tuned! I think it will actually get a little too warm this weekend, but it also depends on how bad the other states are. So, while Iowa will be the highest mean tomorrow, not nearly as many perfect 10’s in the state as today. These include: Dubuque, Garner, Fertile, and Ludlow. A much larger area of perfect weather will appear in Illinois and include: Peoria, Canton Kewanee, and Douglas Park.

Frost/Freeze Friday Morning

Out West, some fine weather as well with lots of perfect 10’s in Utah and Western Colorado including: Gateway, Eckert, and Cameo in Colorado. In Utah: Vernal,  Helper, and Lehi. Elsewhere, the Bay Area of California looks great with 10’s in San Rafael, Redwood City, Mountain View, and San Leandro. Parts of the Cascades and Coast Range in Oregon look great as well.

New England? Not so much Friday.

Hard freeze for Northern Maine and Northern Michigan.

Best: 1. Iowa 2. Illinois 3. Indiana 4. Utah 5. Minnesota
Worst: 1. Alaska 2. Massachusetts 3. New Hampshire 4. Rhode Island 5. Vermont

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Beautiful Weather West Of The Continental Divide

Wednesday September 26th, 2012

Another nice day across the country but the mean has been decreasing since peaking at 8.0. Tomorrow will see a mean of 7.4, held down in part by cool and showery weather in New England and Colorado. There will certainly be a lot of perfect weather though despite those area. The best will be in an area from North Dakota to Chicago. Perfect 10’s will pop in Huron, South Dakota…Le Mars, Iowa…Boone, Iowa…and Ottawa, Illinois.

An excellent day out West Wednesday but mainly on the west side of the Continental Divide. Some choice locations includes: Pinon, Arizona…Riddle, Idaho…Lake Tahoe, California…Virginia City, Nevada…Mountain View, California…Silver Falls, Oregon…and Palisades, Washington.

South Falls – 178 feet

Today I thought I would feature Silver Falls State Park which is full of nothing but good memories for me. Now that I look back, I was lucky to have lived very near this amazing natural area…which could easily be a national park. What makes this park really amazing is not the fact that it has 10 waterfalls in only 9,000 acres, but that you can walk behind four of them! In 1926, an inspector for the National Park Service rejected the area for park status because of a proliferation of unattractive stumps. In January 2008, during the 2008 supplemental legislative session, Fred Girod of the Oregon House of Representatives sought federal designation of the area as a national park via a house joint memorial to the United States Congress, but the bill died in committee. So for now, it remains one of the greatest state parks in the country. If you ever get the chance to visit, you should!

Not much happening with frost/freeze tomorrow morning. Mostly places that have already had this season. It is epxanding in Colorado and tomorrow any area above about 6,500 feet will see a freeze, including: Gunnison, Ouray, and Aspen.


Best: 1. Iowa 2. Oregon 3. Nevada 4. South Dakota 5. North Dakota
Worst: 1. Alaska 2. Maine 3. Vermont 4. New Hampshire 5. New York


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Chilly Weekend For The Great Lakes

Saturday September 22nd, 2012

A very cool weather system will invade the Great Lake States from Canada this weekend. Rain and cold temperatures will provide some very low PWI scores from Minnesota to Michigan. In fact, a number of PWI 1’s appear in the UP of Michigan on Saturday.

Very nice weather will begin to exit New England Saturday but some 8’s and 9’s linger in eastern Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

The best weather by far will be in the Cowboy State, Wyoming with  a mean of 9.0 and lots of perfect 10’s. A sample of the 10’s include: Gillette, Big Horn, Jackson, Big Piney, Wamsutter, and Rawlins. Montana also does very well with Lame Dear,


West Yellowstone, Ringling and Basin all perfect 10’s. A few others out West include: Steamboat Springs, Colorado…Castle Rock, Colorado…Colton, Utah…Kneeland, California…Redwood City, California…and Big Bear Lake, California.

A big freeze expected in the Upper Midwest, mainly focused in North Dakota as the cold air begins to head toward the Great Lakes. This will extend into Wisconsin, Minnesota, and South Dakota.

Best: 1. Wyoming 2. Rhode Island 3. Montana 4. Massachusetts 5. Colorado

Worst: 1. Alaska 2. Michigan 3. Wisconsin 4. Minnesota 5. New York


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Best Weather In Southern New England Friday

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


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