Giant Midwest Storm

A huge, possibly record-setting storm affected the Upper Midwest this week. Some argued that this storm had the lowest central pressure of any extratropical storm in US history; others disagreed. But it was big, regardless. Take a look at these:

Surface analysis, October 26, 2010 (pressure and winds)

Satellite image from 4:32 PM CDT on October 26

Some links with detailed information. The last one presents Cliff Mass’ dissenting opinion. He raises some good points.

But no matter how you view it, this was a “big honkin’ storm” for sure!

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/dlh/?n=101026_extratropicallow
http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=1674

http://blog.ametsoc.org/news/the-bomb/

http://blog.ametsoc.org/columnists/but-not-the-bomb/

Thanks to Jan Null for the site list above.

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