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Weatherwise -- May-June 2015

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Sharpen your pencils and let your friends know you'll be busy, because for this issue we're shifting gears and presenting a unique historical situation. This puzzle portrays an incredibly deep surface low. In fact, this system set the record for one of the lowest pressures observed in modern times in the northern hemisphere, tropical cyclones not included. You'll be drawing isobars from “24” (1024 mb) down to “36” (936 mb). Once you've completed the analysis, we'll break it down and discuss what we're seeing in detail

TIM VASQUEZ is a former Air Force forecaster and author of Digital Atmosphere, a weather forecasting software program. He lives near Norman, Oklahoma, where he keeps busy as a weather consultant and software developer.

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