When Craver chose this theme for our challenge, my first thought was "Ideal for what?". So here are a few illustrations of the "ideal" weather for photographers.
Ideal weather for frostbite? We have that. This was the high Tuesday (-11.7C) and the low last night was 0F (-18C). All fifty US States reported temperatures below freezing.
Ideal weather for harvesting: Clear and cool was the case back in October 2012.
Ideal weather for photographing a sunset? After the storm!
Ideal weather for bird watching? The day after Christmas there were several swooping low over the parking lot at Wal-Mart and that is my choice for header this week.