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    Today is the anniversary of the Blizzard of '93.

    144MPH wind gust on Mount Washington

    25" of snow in Lincoln

    24.9 Baro Pressure in Concord (from memory, could be inaccurate)

    Any of you guys old enough to remember this one?

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    I remember that....it was awesome. That's not just the blizzard of 93, that's THE Superstorm.

    I think we had over 20" of snow in CT. I remember that storm was very well forecast with the models pointing to a major storm riding up the Appalachians over a week before the storm.
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    I think you're on the right track with that pressure....but not 24.90". That's off scale on my barometer and it goes down to 850mb. The lowest pressure ever recorded in an Atlantic hurricane is 882mb.

    Now I'm curious what the actual number was.
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    I'm not sure where to look for that, but I'm sure there are weather records for Concord somewhere on the net. I remember the pressure was ridiculously low, as low as or lower than a hurricane. A little research project for you guys?

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    28.50" Trust me, that is low. That is the hourly observation so you could assume it dropped a few hundredths below that.

    Concord Weather Data
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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot
    Today is the anniversary of the Blizzard of '93.

    144MPH wind gust on Mount Washington

    25" of snow in Lincoln

    24.9 Baro Pressure in Concord (from memory, could be inaccurate)

    Any of you guys old enough to remember this one?

    KDT
    Wasn't that the "perfect storm"? I had just moved back to Florida a few months before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WSR88D
    Wasn't that the "perfect storm"? I had just moved back to Florida a few months before.
    No, it was the Superstorm. The Perfect Storm was in October 1991.
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    Barometric pressures recorded during the storm were also unusually low: readings of 28.35 inHg (960 mb or hPa) were observed in New England. Usually, such low readings are observed only in hurricanes (generally of Category 2 or 3 intensity on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale), which peak at almost the exact opposite time of year, or in other cyclonic storms far out to sea.
    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_of_the_Century_(1993)
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