Monday, October 25, 2010

Winds on Tuesday will be Historic...

I am not sure the general public is really aware of the widespread magnitude of wind event for tomorrow and lasting in Wednesday.  There is a very good chance the lowest pressure reading outside of a tropical system (hurricane) will be set tomorrow with this upcoming low pressure system. 

The current record is the 1978 blizzard with the Cleveland recording a low pressure of 958mb.  Almost every computer model had this bombing out below 960mb.  A few have went as low as 956mb.  The winds associated from such a deep low will be extremely strong.

While we are hundreds of miles away, we could easily see sustained winds in excess of 20 mph for 24 to 36 hours.  Gusts over 40 mph common. 

Closer to the low pressure, hurricane force winds are likely for 24+ hours. This will be one to remember...

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