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Creating a Database of All-Time Monthly Sea Level Pressure Records for the Lower 48 United States

In recent years, extratropical storms—those associated with temperature and moisture differences within their circulation—have gained unprecedented attention. This is thanks to a record-breaking late October 2010 storm in the northern Plains and Hurricane Sandy's impact, including high winds and a high storm surge near its point of landfall as an extratropical storm on the northern mid-Atlantic states in late October 2012 (see Figure 1). The intensity of these storms—as measured in large part by record-setting low sea level pressures—and the headlines they made added pressure to scientists who were already looking to compile data from extratropical storms to answer questions about climate change.

DAVID MARK ROTH has been a meteorologist and weather forecaster for NOAA's Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, since 1998.

The website which contains the monthly high and low record sea level pressure graphics is http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/research/roth/SLPrecords.html.       

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