Mega-storm in the Midwest

For those of us in Florida who hang around hurricanes, we know that this is truly a low pressure.   It is virtually a hurricane over land in the Midwest.  When will people begin to believe that climate change is real, not only in the imagination of scientists.

The mega-storm reached peak intensity late yesterday afternoon over Minnesota, resulting in the lowest barometric pressure readings ever recorded in the continental United States, except for from hurricanes and nor’easters affecting the Atlantic seaboard. So far, it appears the lowest reading (not yet official) was a pressure of 28.20″ (954.9 mb) reduced to sea level reported from Bigfork, Minnesota at 5:13pm CDT.

via Masters: “Strongest storm ever recorded in the Midwest smashes all-time pressure records” « Climate Progress.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

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