A large area of perfect weather is expected in northeast Oklahoma, southwest Missouri and northern Arkansas Sunday. This will include both Joplin and Springfield, Missouri. Also a large area of perfect 10s in remote sections of eastern Oregon. A sliver of 10s just inland along the northern California coast from Crescent City to Eureka. Overall, Oklahoma and Oregon tie for the best both with a very high 9/10.
Best: 1. Oregon 2. Oklahoma 3. Washington 4. Kansas 5. Arkansas
Worst: 1. Minnesota 2. Wisconsin 3. Iowa 4. Wyoming 5. Louisiana
The West continues to warm up and dry out Friday. Some places ,such as Redding, CA, will be too warm for perfect 10s, but a lot of 10s will be found in parts of northern Nevada, Oregon and eastern Washington. Reno, NV…Boise, ID…and Bend, OR all will see perfect weather tomorrow. The Rockies and the Plains will continue to be under a late season cold snap.
Best: 1. Oregon 2. California 3. Washington 4. Nevada 5. Arizona
Worst: 1. Iowa 2. Nebraska 3. South Dakota 4. Colorado 5. Wyoming
The weather in New England of late has been pretty miserable so they are due for some nice weather and today will see the start of that. Most states from North Carolina to New Hampshire will see a PWI score of least 8 with Rhode Island topping 9. This trend will continue the next few days although PWI scores may not reflect it as temperatures near 90 in some areas. Too much of a good thing.
Best: 1. Rhode Island 2. Massachusetts 3. Maryland 4. Connecticut 5. Pennsylvania
Worst: 1. Oregon 2. Idaho 3. Washington 4. Nevada 5. Wyoming
Sunday May 14th, 2017
It’s been a five years since I’ve contributed to the Perfect Weather blog but recently I have become interested in sharing this again. I think it’s fun so why not? For those who forgot or don’t know what this blog is about, I analyze National Weather Service data all across the country to find the most perfect weather. Many factors go into perfect weather including: temperatures, wind, humidity, cloud cover, etc. I am also open a repository of other graphical weather forecasts at Cartomet.com and possibly another blog dedicated to those other weather maps. Also, I now have the ability to archive all PWI maps and will be examining weekly, monthly, and possibly the yearly best weather in the country. I expect this to be incredibly interesting as we move forward to see who really has the best weather in the nation. For today we have:
Best: 1. Kentucky 2. North Caroline 3. South Carolina 4. Arkansas 5. Tennessee
Worst: 1. Maine 2. New Hampshire 3. Massachusetts 4. Rhode Island 5. Vermont
Thursday December 20th, 2012
A terrible day in the Great Lakes tomorrow with the blizzard moving in. The entire country will see relatively low PWI scores tomorrow with all the cool weather around. Only South Florida will see anything above PWI 7. All in all, it looks like winter!
Best: 1. Florida 2. Arizona 3. Louisiana 4. Texas 5. North Dakota
Worst: 1. Michigan 2. Illinois 3. Wisconsin 4. Indiana 5. Ohio
Wednesday December 19th, 2012
Expecting a perfect weather day at Kennedy Space Center in Florida tomorrow, but there are no scheduled space shuttle launches after NASA killed the shuttle program. But if you going to Ron Jon Surf Shop, in Cocoa Beach, Florida…it will be just as nice. This perfect weather extends north through Daytona Beach, Flagler Beach, then curves inland at St. Augustine towards Lake City. On the Gulf of Mexico side of Florida there is another strip along the coast from Hernando Beach, north to Homosassa Springs, to Suwannee. There is a large area of PWI 10’s in southwest Georgia and northern Florida as well. Some of the larger towns in this area include: Tallahassee, Florida…Thomasville, Moultrie, and Bainbridge in Georgia. Overall, the mean for Florida is nearly 9.0 and will be tops for the nation tomorrow.
A blizzard in the Midwest will keep scores at their lowest from just east of Denver to Grand Island, Nebraska and Dodge City, Kansas. And of course, quite nasty in the Pacific Northwest again with Washington State at the bottom.
Best: 1. Florida 2. Georgia 3. Alabama 4. South Carolina 5. Mississippi
Worst: 1. Washington 2. Nebraska 3. Kansas 4. Colorado 5. Oregon
Saturday December 15th, 2012
The mean Perfect Weather Index for the nation Saturday will be a low 4.8 and perfect 10’s will be completely absent for the first time since last winter. Perhaps this is the first true sign of winter in America. The best weather will be confined to Florida where the highest scores will be along the northern Gulf and inland parts of North Central Florida.
The worst weather will be in the Great Lakes where a messy combination of rain and snow will occur tomorrow. Even Arizona will be a pitiful 3.6 mean which is quite a bit lower than even Alaska. Not that Arizona will be colder than Alaska, but there will be clouds, rain and wind whereas much of interior Alaska will see sunshine and light winds.
Best: 1. Florida 2. Oklahoma 3. Georgia 4. Texas 5. South Carolina
Worst: 1. Wisconsin 2. Michigan 3. Iowa 4. Indiana 5. Minnesota