A ring of perfect weather around Lake Superior is expected Tuesday. This includes northern parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. The largest city with perfect 10 weather is Duluth, Minnesota, but the state winner for the day will be Wisconsin. Rotten weather continues in New England with Massachusetts on the bottom this time.
Best: 1. Wisconsin 2. Montana 3. Iowa 4. Indiana 5. Kentucky
Worst: 1. Massachusetts 2. Rhode Island 3. Connecticut 4. New Hampshire 5. Vermont
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.
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
Idaho tops the Perfect Weather Index for the first time this year on Tuesday. As we move toward summer, the best weather is shifting north as heat and humidity lowers the PWI across the southern tier states. Even in Idaho tomorrow, much of the perfect weather will be at higher elevations in places like Stanley, ID. Also 10s across parts of Montana including Billings and Bozeman. Worst weather tomorrow in Minnesota, unless you count Alaska which looks unusually poor.
Sub-freezing temperature areas
Just a quick supplement to the perfect weather index. Tonight’s sub-freezing areas. Mainly I’m thinking about gardeners who might want to bring in their plants, or might get in their last picking before things go south. I don’t know how often I will produce this or if anyone is interested. Let me know if you want to see more of this map!
Friday September 14th, 2012
With a national mean of 7.8 and nearly 20,000 grid cells with perfect a 10, Friday will be one of the best weather days I have seen since I started doing this blog. The best of the best will be in Minnesota with a mean of 9.1 and widespread perfect 10’s. And if you’re jealous of Minnesota, just wait until January.
Rather than telling you every little town with a 10, I’ll just hit some of the bigger ones. The entire western suburbs of Chicagoland and continuing southwest to Peroria, Illinois…Rochester, Alexandria, and Pipestone, Minnesota…Evansville, Wisconsin…Grafton, North Dakota…Golden, Fountain, and La Junta, Colorado…Athens, Maine…Monticello, Utah…Pinedale, Wyoming…and Everett, Washington among many many others.
Perfect weather is certainly seasonal and I think the best opportunity for a high national score will be the shoulder seasons of spring and fall. Florida though, will likely not see perfect weather until winter. One thing is for sure, everyone gets perfect weather at some point.
Best: 1. Minnesota 2. Maine 3. Iowa 4. Illinois 5. Rhode Island
Worst: 1. Alaska 2. Florida 3. Texas 4. Oklahoma 5. Louisiana
Friday July 27th, 2012
Finally some nicer weather expected for the Upper Midwest on Friday. Minnesota comes out on top with a very nice 8.5 mean…followed closely by North Dakota. Overall the mean for nation is up to 6.5. Searching for perfect weather locations, only a a few to be found in northern Minnesota around Arnesen. Otherwise, all the perfect 10’s will be in California and Southwest Oregon. A couple of picks include Myers Flat, California and the mountains above Santa Barbara.
1. Minnesota 1. Alabama
2. North Dakota 2. Mississippi
3. Iowa 3. Delaware
4. Oregon 4. New Jersey
5. California 5. South Carolina