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
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
Sub-freezing temperature areas
Just a quick supplement to the perfect weather index. Tonight’s sub-freezing areas. Mainly I’m thinking about gardeners who might want to bring in their plants, or might get in their last picking before things go south. I don’t know how often I will produce this or if anyone is interested. Let me know if you want to see more of this map!