Oct 27, 2010

Midwest Storm Drops to 955 mb

At 5:13 PM on October 26th the pressure reported from Bigfork, MN was 955.2 mb (28.21 inches). This set a new record for the lowest pressure in a non-tropical storm in the Continental U.S. New low pressure records were also set at Duluth, International Falls, the state of Wisconsin, and La Crosse. More here.

This storm dumped 8.5" of snow in North Dakota, and 8" in northeast Minnesota, including a record 7.7" at Duluth. Winds gusted to 70 mph or greater in North Dakota (70),South Dakota (75), Wisconsin (76), Illinois (70), Michigan (78 on Mackinac Bridge), and Indiana (77). Water vapor imagery reveals the scale of this storm.Lubbock, TX is now under frost advisory, and Roswell, NM a hard freeze warning.

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