National Overview - October 2012
Historical Minimum Central Pressure Readings

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Historical Minimum Central Pressure Readings

The following list diplays selected minimum central pressure readings from storm systems that affected the United States. It is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all intense storm systems. The pressure value observed at Matecumbe Bay, Florida in 1935 is recognized as the lowest sea-level pressure observed in the United States by the National Climate Extremes Committee.

Sea Level Pressure
(millibars)
Date Location Notes
892.3 September 2, 1935 Matecumbe Key, Florida Florida Keys Labor Day Hurricane measured onboad a docked ship at Craig, Florida. For more details see: Monthly Weather Review publication for October 1935
908.9 August 17, 1969 Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Hurricane Camille
922.1 August 24, 1992 Homestead, Florida Hurricane Andrew
926.8 September 14, 1919 Dry Tortugas Atlantic Gulf Hurricane of 1919. Measurement made onboard a docked ship. Official landfall south of Corpus Cristi.
927.0 October 25, 1977 Dutch Harbor, Alaska Not verified
928.9 September 16, 1928 Palm Beach, Floida San Felipe-Okeechobee Hurricane 1928
929.6 September 16, 1928 West Palm Beach, Florida Not verified
929.9 September 1960 Florida Hurricane Donna
945.5 October 29, 2012 Atlantic City, New Jersey Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy Station site
946.2 September 21, 1938 Long Island, New York New England Hurricane 1938
948.3 October 29, 2012 Atlantic City Airport, New Jersey Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy ASOS data
951.6 March 3, 1914 Bridgehampton, New York Not verified
955.0 January 13, 1913 Canton, New York Lowest non-tropical system whose pressure can be confirmed
955.0 March 7, 1932 Block Island, Rhode Island Lowest non-tropical system whose pressure can be confirmed
955.2 October 26, 2010 Big Fork, Minnesota NWS Event Page
956.0 January 26, 1978 Mount Clemmons, Michigan Weather Log
956.0 October 26, 2010 International Falls, Minnesota NWS Event Page
957.3 January 26, 1978 Port Huron, Michigan Weather Log
958.5 January 26, 1978 Cleveland, Ohio Verified through NCDC WBAN 14820