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Thursday, January 20, 2011

933 millibar Low in Gulf of Alaska

That's not a typo. And it was stacked up against a 1038 mb High just to the north of it.  A 105 mb differential in that short of distance generated winds equivalent to a category 4 hurricane, by any other name.
I have a class starting in five minutes so I don't have time to post more than this right now, but if you click on the Cliff Mass Weather Blog he has a very good post on it.

UPDATE: To clarify, this happened earlier this week, not right now. But it's an excellent demonstration of an extra-tropical low, and the write-up at Cliff Mass is superb.

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