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I heard this described as a hurricane without rain…wow quite a storm!

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“Historic” Storm Sets Records for Lowest Pressure in U.S.

Large and powerful storm system re-writes the record books for lowest pressure recorded from a non-hurricane

A massive storm system set records on Tuesday for the lowest surface pressure ever observed in the continental United States from a non-tropical cyclone.

The storm was centered over northern Minnesota, causing barometers to drop as low as 28.20″, a record for a non-tropical cyclone. The pressure gradients caused by the rapidly intensifying low produced wind gusts over 70mph in Illinois and damage in several other states.

Indianapolis also saw severe winds that forced the brief evacuation of a 48-story office building.

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