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