Saturday August 18th, 2012
Sunday August 19th, 2012
This will be the best weekend in the nation since June. The mean breaks 7 for the first time since June with 7.1 on Saturday and 7.3 on Sunday. Widespread perfect 10’s on Saturday with more than 20,000 sq miles of perfection. This drops down to just over 2,000 sq miles on Sunday even though the mean is higher than Saturday. Vermont appears in the top 2 on both Saturday and Sunday so this is the overall winner for the weekend.
Incredible weather for almost the entire northern half of the country. The best weather will be in Ohio and streak of perfect 10’s shows up in the state from Delware, Ohio west to Muncie, Indiana. Quite a few perfect 10’s in the Champlain Valley of Vermont and New York including my house! I will provide a full report tomorrow on how awesome it was. Some other location in the are will include Champain, New York…Plattsburgh, New York…and Rutland, Vermont. Champlain, New York is home to the largest McIntosh apple orchard in the country at Chazy Orchard. From Wikipedia: Every McIntosh apple has a direct lineage to a single tree discovered in 1796 by John McIntosh on his farm in Dundela, a hamlet near Morrisburg, in Dundas County, Ontario, Canada. He discovered the tree as one of 20 apple seedlings while clearing the farm, which he had just purchased. He transplanted the seedlings, cultivated them, and only one of them was still alive by 1830. The surviving apple tree lived until 1909. The oldest surviving descendant died on July 25, 2011. Anyway, out in Western New York, Batavia will also be a perfect 10. Further south, Binghamton, New York and Milan, Pennsylvania will be perfect.
More scattered perfect weather out West, but mainly concentrated in Wyoming. Much of Yellowstone National Park will see 10’s as well as many areas around Laramie, Wyoming. Next door in Colorado a good pick is Yamapa.
Best 1. Ohio 2. Vermont 3. Indiana 4. Wyoming 5. North Dakota
Worst 1. Alaska 2. Louisiana 3. Texas 4. Florida 5. Mississippi
Perfect weather will diminish and become more disjointed on Sunday. Much of the improvement in the national mean will come from the Pacific Northwest where the recent heat wave will abate. Minnesota will come in with the highest mean just barely ahead of Vermont. Almost all the perfect 10’s will be in Wyoming including: Buford, Albany, and many mountain locations. Just on the other side of the border in Colorado: Four Corners, Rustic, and Red Feather Lakes. There will also be a few perfect 10’s in far western South Dakota around Mystic and on the west side of Mt. Rushmore. Buford, Wyoming by the way was founded in 1866, during the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad in Wyoming. At its peak, the town boasted a population of 2000. Don Sammons moved to Buford in 1980 with his wife and son. In 1992, he purchased the town. His wife died in 1995, and his son moved away around 2007, making him Buford’s only resident.The town, consisting of a convenience store, gas station, and modular home on 4 hectares (9.9 acres) of land, was put up for sale after Sammons decided to move closer to his son. The town was put up for auction on April 5, 2012, with the highest bid of $900,000 by two unidentified Vietnamese men.
Best 1.Minnesota 2. Vermont 3. Nebraska 4. New Hampshire 5. Iowa
Worst 1. Alaska 2. Louisiana 3. Florida 4. Texas 5. Mississippi
Have a great weekend!