A large area of perfect weather will be found Wednesday from western Nebraska to Oklahoma City. This is after a very slow moving low pressure brought snow and cold rain to the region last week. The worst weather in the country will be in Florida as a front stalls over the state dumping plenty of rain. Alaska again looking bad as well.
Best: 1. Oklahoma 2. Kansas 3. Nebraska 4. Maine 5. Colorado
Worst: 1. Florida 2. Wisconsin 3. Indiana 4. Michigan 5. Georgia
A large area of perfect weather is expected in northeast Oklahoma, southwest Missouri and northern Arkansas Sunday. This will include both Joplin and Springfield, Missouri. Also a large area of perfect 10s in remote sections of eastern Oregon. A sliver of 10s just inland along the northern California coast from Crescent City to Eureka. Overall, Oklahoma and Oregon tie for the best both with a very high 9/10.
Best: 1. Oregon 2. Oklahoma 3. Washington 4. Kansas 5. Arkansas
Worst: 1. Minnesota 2. Wisconsin 3. Iowa 4. Wyoming 5. Louisiana
May 9th, 2012
Kind of a shock to see so much beautiful weather across the nation tomorrow, May 9th, 2012. Almost everyone will enjoy some of the best weather of the spring! The notable exceptions will be Maine (mean 4.1) where a very rainy storm will linger another day, and portions of Michigan (mean 4.8) where some showers and breezy conditions can be expected. From Kentucky to California and North Dakota to Texas, widespread PWI 8’s and 9’s. In fact, almost the entire state of Kansas will be a PWI 9 (mean=8.98). The mean for the nation is 7.2 which is well above anything I’ve seen yet.
Getting a 10 was harder than I expected so I adjusted the model just slightly in the area of cloud cover. So now, I allow up to 25% cloud cover and still receive full points. I figure a few cirrus clouds or fair weather cumulus won’t mar an already beautiful day. Today, while there are many more PWI 10’s on the map, they only represent 0.0008% of the well over 1 million grid points. Out of the 10’s on the map, Utah has the most but few have a city in them. My pick here is Altonah, Utah. One of the largest concentration of 10’s is in southwest Oklahoma. A great one here is Acme, Oklahoma. Enjoy spring everyone!