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Lowest Barometric Pressure
09-13-2004, 02:51 PM
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Lowest Barometric Pressure
A few days ago NOAA radio, in discussing Ivan, said that Ivan had the lowest barometric pressure ever recorded in the Atlantic basin. It didn't give the reading in millibars but at 27+ inches (I forgot the exact pressure). This MB has stated that the present pressure (9.12 mb) is the lowest it has been, but I recall reading that one hurricane had a pressure of 888 mb. (IIRC, it was Camille.) So, was NOAA correct?
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09-13-2004, 03:03 PM
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Lowest Barometric Pressure
If we are only talking the Altlantic Basin then Gilbert is the lowest with 888mb. The most intense hurricane at land fall was Camille at 909mb. So if it can intensify a little more before land fall it might set a record...

Check out the FAQ on the NHC site they cover most of this...

Howard Cordingley
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