I wonder how many of us actually wonder about barometric Pressure unless you are a weather-man? Not many, I assume. OK, let me ask this question, what is normal barometric pressure? First of all, barometric pressure is the weight of the air or atmosphere above you pushing down on you. As you probably would guess, the lower you are the higher the pressure (since there is more air above you) and the higher, the reverse is true. So, if you were standing on top of Pike's Peak, the pressure on you from the air would be much less than if you were standing in Death Valley. Of course, there is also a difference in weight in hot air than in cold air, that is why cold air sinks into the valleys cooling them off in the evening first. The standard that we all use is the average sea-level pressure of 29.921 inches of mercury.
On this day, back in 2001, the highest barometric pressure ever recorded occurred at Tosontsenget, Khovsgol, Mongolia and it got up to 32.06 inches of mercury. Wow!! On that day people had to carry around a lot of extra weight on their shoulders, (grin). Although it is raining here, I hope the barometric pressure gives you all the greatest weather possible and I want you all to enjoy it, you hear?