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Wow, this is amazing. The massive storm that caused the huge storms all across the country earlier this week set a new record for low pressure in a non-tropical storm in the continental U.S. with a minimum central pressure of 28.24" or 956 mb, the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane. Extratropical storms like this one occur in the spring and fall when the temperature differential between the north of the country and the south of the country is greater. This week's storm produced 24 tornado reports, severe thunderstorms, blizzard conditions, hundreds of thousands of power outages, and winds that reached 77 mph.

Shades of Day After Tomorrow.

Thanks, Bamm!



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Oct. 30th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
And we got virtually none of it except for the godforsaken wind. :P
Oct. 30th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
You're welcome!!

It was truly an impressive system.
Oct. 30th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC)
and it's called a
cyclone. Not a Chiclone... yes, I AM a spelling and grammar bitch. Very much so, thank you.
Nov. 1st, 2010 01:36 pm (UTC)
Re: and it's called a
I saw it referred to as a "chiclone" by a number of news outlets. :shrug:
Oct. 31st, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
A friend in the medical field observed that along with the record low pressure came a record number of emergency room visits, apparently nation wide.
Oct. 31st, 2010 10:23 am (UTC)
That's interesting... lots of pressure-drop-related illness, eh?

"My joints hurt."

"My piles ache."

"My sinuses just exploded and threw my brains all over the walls."
Oct. 31st, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's why the pampas grass was all over my driveway when I returned home from the hospital. I had no idea how bad it was out there.
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