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Wisconsin Starts June With Nearly Perfect Weather

Wisconsin starts the month of June nearly perfect with a mean PWI score of 9.6! The 10s also extend into Minnesota and Iowa. Florida ends up on the bottom as heat, humidity, and thunderstorms take over in the summer. And for the first time this year, 9s appear in the interior of Alaska near Fairbanks and McGrath.



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A Perfect Weather Outbreak In The Upper Midwest Today

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

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Parts Of The West See Perfect Weather Friday


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

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Iowa: Three Times Nice Weather

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

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Two Days In A Row For Iowa

Thursday September 27th, 2012

What’s happening in Iowa? Generally, Iowa has been a place of transient weather, alternating between good weather and bad weather. This week however, Iowa has been a model of tranquility and perfect weather. This will continue tomorrow as Iowa tops the list for the 2nd day in a row…and I expect it to be in the top 5 through the weekend! An area of high pressure is stuck over the Upper Midwest, which puts Iowa and a few other states in the sweet spot.  Thursday the western part of the state will be best with perfect 10’s in: Spencer, Cherokee, Harlan, Des Moines, and Knoxville. This area of perfect weather will extend north through Minnesota through Marshall, Montevideo, and Morris.

Frost/Freeze Areas Tonight

Out West, more great weather west of the Continental Divide. Idaho has a high concentration of 10’s including: Rexburg, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Soda Springs. Futher south, some of the National Parks will see perfect weather including: Zion, the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and parts of Canyon De Chelly in Arizona. A few other picks out West include: Interlaken, California…Cisco, California…Lasen National Park, California…and Welches, Oregon.

Not much happening in the frost world right now. Looks like the UP of Michigan will see a hard freeze tonight, but do they really care?

Best: 1. Iowa 2. Idaho 3. Washington 4. Minnesota 5. Nevada
Worst: 1. Florida 2. Texas 3. Oklahoma 4. Colorado 5. Arkansas

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Beautiful Weather West Of The Continental Divide

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


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Midwest Weather Improves Dramatically…But Still No Rain

Saturday September 8th, 2012

Almost the entire state of Iowa and Missouri will bask in PWI 9’s on Saturday as a cold front brings much cooler and drier air. This front is penetrating further south than any other this summer…a sign that we are heading into fall. Considering the amount of nice weather in the Midwest, not many perfect 10’s to be found. Only in northern North Dakota will there be perfect 10’s around Coteau  and Norma. Most of the perfect weather will be in the West, especially the Rocky Mountain States. Some of the bigger towns with 10’s include: Fountain, Colorado…Limon, Colorado…Smoot, Wyoming…Boulder, Wyoming…Snyderville, Utah…Sharon, Idaho.


Best: 1. Iowa 2. Missouri 3. Wyoming 4. North Dakota 5. Illinois
Worst: 1. Alaska 2. Delaware 3. Maryland 4. New York 5. New Jersey

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