This is lower than I thought it would get. Late last week some models had it at 938. Looks like they might have been right.
The pressure is almost as low as the '38 Long Is Express at its lowest...and IS lower than what it was when it got to this latitude. The pressure is almost 30 MB's lower than the Perfect Storm...
Winds are having a difficult time coming down to the surface...and aren't as high as the pressure indicates because the gradient is so spread out. BUT...VERY impressive.
Afphys would love to talk meteorology with you.
Me? It’s been too long since I graduated and sadly have forgotten some of the more pertinent factors affecting storms like this.
All I know is that although we live in an area that tends to get nothing worse than snow (Central NY), I am ready for it and will be spending my off the computer time cleaning and doing laundry so if we DO lose power, I’m not stuck for clean clothes or a warm shower.
I’ve heard that at Milwaukee, there will be 17 ft. waves down on the lake shore tomorrow related to this storm. If that’s true I might make a trip to Kenosha harbor to verify. To be sure, I won’t be getting to close.