A small ribbon of perfect weather Thursday on the south end of Lake Michigan and the south end of Lake Ontario. The cool water temperatures of the lakes moderates the air temperatures but the best weather occurs about 5-10 miles inland. Close to the lake, too cool, further away from the lake, too warm. This “Goldilocks” zone includes Gary, IN and Rochester, NY. Overall, Indiana will be best while a storm in the Pacific Northwest lands Oregon on the bottom.
Best: 1. Indiana 2. Massachusetts 3. Connecticut 4. Rhode Island 5. Illinois
Worst: 1. Oregon 2. Washington 3. Florida 4. California 5. Alaska
Wednesday June 13th, 2012
Another mean of 7.0 for the nation on Wednesday, very similar to Tuesday…just a little further east. A large area of perfect 10’s develop on the border between Michigan and Indiana. My pick for the day is Elkhart, Indiana. A stretch of perfect 10’s also occurs along the I-79 corridor around Pittsburgh.
Out West, some pockets of perfect weather in some of the foothills of the Sierras in California. Also, just above Boise, Idaho. My pick out West is Lakeview, Oregon.
A storm exiting New England drags the northern part of the region to the bottom of the index.
1. Indiana 1. Maine
2. Illinois 2. New Hampshire
3. Ohio 3. Louisiana
4. Kentucky 4. Alaska
5. Michigan 5. Texas
Tuesday June 5th, 2012
I’m expecting a lovely day around the Great Lakes tomorrow with Indiana leading the way. Northern Michigan will also get in on the nice weather with a large area of PWI 9. Also, a fine day in Chicago, but it will a little cool and breezy right near the lake.
Perfect weather will be confined to the mountainous areas in Southern California. Monrovia, California will come closest to being perfect and is my pick for the day.
Truly awful June weather in the Pacific Northwest. Rain, cool temperatures, and even some high elevation snow is in the forecast. The number of PWI 1’s is quite high for a June day. Spokane, Washington will certainly see the worst weather in the nation.
1. Indiana 1. Washington
2. Michigan 2. Oregon
3. Kentucky 3. Idaho
4. Illinois 4. Maine
5. Wisconsin 5. Florida
May 30th, 2012
Not a bad weather day expected across much of the nation with the notable exception of South Dakota where rain, wind, and cool temperatures will keep the Perfect Weather Index down to a mean of only 3.1. Indiana will see the best weather in the nation tomorrow (mean 8.2), but no perfect 10’s. The highest concentration of perfect 10’s tomorrow should be in Nevada in the higher elevations. My pick of the day is Lamoille, Nevada. A few other perfect 10’s also in the West scattered in the mountains of California, and near Erda, Utah. Heat and humidity are really starting to take toll on the index across the South from Texas to Florida.
1. Indiana 1. South Dakota
2. Nevada 2. Mississippi
3. Illinois 3. Oklahoma
4. Oregon 4. Florida
5. Ohio 5. Texas