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A Down Day Weather-wise Friday

A down day on the PWI with very few 10s to be had Friday. Some small areas of 10s high in the mountains of Colorado, Nevada, and California. The worst weather will be in New England with Maine coming out on the bottom. Overall, the heat and precipitation will keep the entire country down.

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A Great Weather Day For The Northeast Wednesday

Wednesday looks like a real winner for the Northeast part of the country. Perfect 10s from New York to Maine including: Boston, Portland, Montpelier, and Syracuse. A secondary area of perfect weather in the Magic Valley of Idaho including Twin Falls. Rhode Island’s small size propels them to the best weather state.

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Best: 1. Rhode Island 2. Massachusetts 3. New York 4. New Hampshire 5. Connecticut
Worst: 1. Illinois 2. Florida 3. Virginia 4. Iowa 5. Missouri

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Best Weather For The Entire Month Of May Goes To…

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.

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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!

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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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Perfect Weather For Seattle And Much Of The Pacific Northwest

For the first time this year, Washington State tops the Perfect Weather Index Friday. A great start for an early holiday weekend in the Pacific Northwest with widespread 9s and 10s. Seattle and Bellingham, Washington both with 10s tomorrow as well as Bend and Klamath Falls, Oregon. Overall, Washington beats out Oregon mainly due to some lingering cool air along the Idaho border of Oregon. Maine clearly on the bottom with rain and cool temperatures.

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Best: 1. Washington 2. Oregon 3. South Dakota 4. North Carolina 5. South Carolina
Worst: 1. Maine 2. Vermont 3. New Hampshire 4. Wyoming 5. Massachusetts

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Perfect Weather Blog Returns

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

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Perfect Weather For Northern Maine Friday

Friday August 24th, 2012

A very large area of perfect 10’s thrusts Maine to the top of the list on Friday. This huge area is largely in Aroostook County which is one of the least densely populated counties in the East with a population of just over 71,000 in 6,800 square miles. Aroostook County is about the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined. A few towns in Northern Maine with perfect weather tomorrow: Preque Isle, Loring, Oxbow, Dudley, and Ripogenus. A few perfect 10’s on some of the capes north of Portland as well. Over in Vermont, the excellent weather continues with Morgan Center and Westmore with 10’s.

The rest of the perfect 10’s will be out West and split between California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. A sample of some of these includes: Orofino, Idaho…Cottonwood, Idaho…Cascade, Idaho…Prairie, Idaho…La Grande, Oregon…Monument, Oregon…Idanha, Oregon…Comptche, California…Guerneville, California (yet again)…Fairfax, California…Mammoth Lakes, California…San Luis Obispo, California…and finally La Conchita, California.

Since Guerneville, California has appeared at least 5 times in the last few weeks, I thought it would appropriate to feature it today. Just so you’re aware, this is not a fluke! Check here for the forecast for Guerneville and you can see why it keeps appearing. What is making Guerneville’s climate so perfect? Take a look at the map below and notice a couple of features. First, Guerneville is not on the immediate coast. Compare the forecast with Jenner, California where highs are not expected to even reach 60 degrees. Temperatures over in the Santa Rosa Valley are just a tad too warm to make a perfect 10. And last, Guerneville is surrounded by mountains which provides protection and keeps the wind down.

Armstrong Redwood Natural Preserve – California

This area is home to some amazing Redwood trees and the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Redwoods up to 2,000 years and grow to as much as 350 feet tall! Coast redwoods are classified as temperate rainforests and they need wet and mild climates to survive. The rainfall in Armstrong Redwoods averages 55 inches per year and the trees are often shrouded in a mystical fog that helps to maintain the moist conditions needed for the redwoods to survive.

Best 1. Maine 2. Oregon 3. Vermont 4. New Hampshire 5. Idaho
Worst 1. Alaska 2. Oklahoma 3. Texas 4. Louisiana 5. Kansas

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