Beautiful weather to start the work week in the Dakotas. Both North and South Dakota looking great with perfect 10s from Bismark to Pierre. North Dakota has the slight edge over South Dakota. Also some excellent weather in parts of central Alaska. Hot, humid and wet in Florida makes it the worst weather.
Best: 1. North Dakota 2. South Dakota 3. Kentucky 4. West Virginia 5. Virginia
Worst: 1. Florida 2. Michigan 3. Texas 4. Arizona 5. New Mexico
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
May 3rd, 2012
Only portions of California and a spec in South Dakota even reach the 9 on the perfect weather index tomorrow May 3rd, 2012. Areas around Bakersfield (mainly on the west side of the San Juaquin Valley) will see the best weather in the nation. And as I mentioned, one tiny area around Oelrichs, South Dakota gets to a 9. Certainly not a bad day around Philadelphia or the mountainous areas of the Southwest. By far the worst weather will be found in the southwest part of Oregon and Northern California. Brookings, Oregon is expecting 1-2″ of rain and gusty winds. Hot humid and windy from west Texas to Chicago makes for low perfect weather scores.
I changed the map projection to Albers Equal Area Conic if any GIS nerds are interested. I also noticed the scale has been changing based on the top score. It should always read 1 to 10.