The monthly total for May are in! The overall best state was California and this is the state with the best location in the country. And that location is: Camanche Reservoir which is about 40 miles SE of Sacramento. The worst state was Vermont, just beating out Maine. And the worst location was Mt. Washington, NH, a notoriously bad weather site.
A very large area of perfect weather can be found today from North Dakota all the way to Illinois. This includes the Fargo, ND…Sioux Falls, SD…Ames, IA…and Springfield, Il. Overall, Iowa comes out with a record 9.5, the highest for a state this year. Clouds and cool temperatures keeps Maine on the bottom today, but not a lot of really bad weather on the map today.
Check back later today we I will post the overall winner for the month of May!
Best: 1. Iowa 2. North Dakota 3. Minnesota 4. Illinois 5. South Dakota
Worst: 1. Maine 2. Florida 3. Louisiana 4. Texas 5. Alabama
A rather large area of perfect weather across eastern Montana to start the work week. This extends south into Wyoming and Nebraska, and Nebraska will actually see the highest mean with a great 9.1. Worst weather in Minnesota with cool, breezy weather. Notably, Alaska improves to it’s first 6.0 of the year as high pressure warms up state, especially the interior.
Best: 1. Nebraska 2. Montana 3. Indiana 4. Idaho 5. Wyoming
Worst: 1. Minnesota 2. Wisconsin 3. Vermont 4. Maine 5. New Hampshire
A large area of perfect weather will be found Wednesday from western Nebraska to Oklahoma City. This is after a very slow moving low pressure brought snow and cold rain to the region last week. The worst weather in the country will be in Florida as a front stalls over the state dumping plenty of rain. Alaska again looking bad as well.
Best: 1. Oklahoma 2. Kansas 3. Nebraska 4. Maine 5. Colorado
Worst: 1. Florida 2. Wisconsin 3. Indiana 4. Michigan 5. Georgia
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
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