So I have been watching this thing off and on for almost 50 years and yesterday morning, it was lower than I had ever seen it. Since there is no reason to doubt its accuracy, I started looking for storm news on the Internet. I soon found this:
According to the National Weather Service, this is officially the strongest non-tropical low pressure system ever recorded in the continental United States, clocking in at 955.5 millibars (mb) as of Tuesday -- and the system is still deepening. To put that in perspective, an average Category 3 hurricane has a pressure between 950-960mb.
|Red line-new record low|
Black Line-state record high
Fixed needle-low at house 28.78 (972 mb)
Movable needle-high 24 hours later 30.48 (1029 mb)