Not a real great start to the week as perfect weather will be scarce. About the only appreciable area of perfect 10s will be in the central valley of California. An unseasonably cold storm in Pacific Northwest will bring widespread 1s from Southeast Oregon into Central Nevada. Hot and humid weather east of the Mississippi will keep a damper on PWI scores.
Best: 1. North Dakota 2. Minnesota 3. Arizona 4. California 5. Pennsylvania
Worst: 1. Nevada 2. Oregon 3. Idaho 4. Louisiana 5. Florida
Salt Lake City, Utah is the place to be on Memorial Day as perfect 10 weather can be expected. This good weather extends into Idaho and Nevada. Overall, Utah will have the highest mean at 8.8, while New Hampshire will definitely be the worst at 2.7. In fact, all of New England will see poor weather for the holiday.
Best: 1. Utah 2. Nevada 3. Idaho 4. West Virginia 5. Washington
Worst: 1. New Hampshire 2. Rhode Island 3. Massachusetts 4. Vermont 5. Minnesota
A four-way tie for first on Sunday with Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Vermont all having a mean score of 8.8. Technically, Idaho is the winner because it has the most number of perfect 10s including Idaho Falls and Pocatello. Heat, humidity, and thunderstorms make for the worst weather in the South. Although, Alaska has the worst mean of 4.9 but parts of the state will see nice weather including the Panhandle and the interior.
Best: 1. Idaho 2. Nevada 3. Utah 4. Vermont 5. Oregon
Worst: 1. Alaska 2. Louisiana 3. Mississippi 4. Alabama 5. Tennessee
Nevada will have the best weather overall Saturday but mainly in the higher elevations such as around Tonopah. Outside Nevada, perfect 10s in Albuquerque, NM and Klamath Falls, OR. Also a small area of perfects 10s around Springfield, MA. On the other end, Wisconsin will see a cool wet day and is at the bottom of the list.
Best: 1. Nevada 2. Connecticut 3. Massachusetts 4. Rhode Island 5. New Mexico
Worst: 1. Wisconsin 2. Minnesota 3. Nebraska 4. South Dakota 5. Iowa
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
May 8th, 2012
An outbreak of spectacular weather for the Inter-mountain West for May 8th, 2012! This is the nicest weather I’ve found thus far doing this blog with the mean across the nation just a tad over a PWI 6. This is despite New England dragging the index down with a good soak tomorrow. Good for my garden though! By far the best weather in the nation will be any basin in the West. The Treasure Valley of Idaho, the Wasatch Front in Utah, all of northern Nevada and many other areas will see 9’s. Some of the best bets tomorrow will be Twin Falls, Idaho, Salt Lake City, Utah, Reno, Nevada, Walla Walla, Washington. Outside the West, really the only place I can recommend is the Kansas City metro area.
I’m starting to think the perfect 10 is too elusive. Out of all that amazing weather in the West, not one pixel of perfect 10. I may have to adjust the model slightly if I can’t get any 10’s. What’s the point of having the scale go to 10 if it never gets used?