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World: Lowest Sea Level Air Pressure (excluding tornadoes)

Record Value 870 hPa
Date of Event 12/10/1979
Length of Record 1951-present
Geospatial Location Pressure Estimated in Eye of Typhoon Tip [16°44'N, 137°46'E]

Reference

Krause and Flood, 1997: Weather and Climate Extremes, US Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Engineering Centerpp. 89; , Dunnavan, G.M. and J.W. Diercks, 1980: "An analysis of Supertyphoon Tip (October 1979)" Mon. Wea. Rev., 180:1915-1923

Discussion

A US Air Weather Service reconnaissance aircraft recorded an onboard measurement of 700 hPa at a height of only 1900 m and a dropsonde measurement of 870 hPa

Previous Record

877 hPa on 24/9/1958, 1200 km (750 mi) east of Luzon (Typhoon Ida) Foreign Branch, 1968: Worldwide extremes of temperature, precipitation and pressure recorded by continental ara, U.S Dept. of Commerce; Environmental Sciences Services Administration pp. 4;

Additional Images

Typhoon Tip, satellite overhead image
Overhead satellite view of Typhoon Tip
Typhoon Tip, satellite dropsonde image
Alternate overhead satellite view of Typhoon Tip
Typhoon Tip, Google Earth image

Closeup Satellite Images of Pacific Region for Dropsonde into Typhoon Tip

Typhoon Tip, Google Earth image

Regional Satellite Images of Pacific Region for Dropsonde into Typhoon Tip