barometric pressure

noun

Definition of barometric pressure

: the pressure of the atmosphere usually expressed in terms of the height of a column of mercury

Examples of barometric pressure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bombogenesis occurs when a storm's barometric pressure drops by 24 millibars – a millibar is a way of measuring pressure – in 24 hours. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, "Winter storm barreling toward the UK is possibly the strongest ever for North Atlantic," 15 Feb. 2020 Colorado State University hurricane scientist Phil Klotzbach says his review of the most powerful storms to hit the U.S., using barometric pressure, shows no increase. BostonGlobe.com, "New research: The most destructive hurricanes are hitting US more often - The Boston Globe," 12 Nov. 2019 Glaisher’s books also featured innovative visual portrayals of meteorological data; the lithographs depicted temperatures and barometric pressure levels at different elevations, superimposed over picturesque views. Jennifer Tucker, The Conversation, "From their balloons, the first aeronauts transformed our view of the world," 6 Dec. 2019 Some digital units will give you a wide range of information, including time, wind speed and direction, moon phase, barometric pressure, indoor and outdoor humidity and sun/cloud status, along with both the indoor and outdoor temperature. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Questions To Ask Before Buying An Outdoor Thermometer," 8 Jan. 2020 Trout seem to move and feed more aggressively during periods of changing barometric pressures. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "Along the Denali Highway, snow is a go but ice is dicey," 23 Nov. 2019 Colorado State University hurricane scientist Phil Klotzbach says his review of the most powerful storms to hit the U.S., using barometric pressure, shows no increase. BostonGlobe.com, "New research: The most destructive hurricanes are hitting US more often - The Boston Globe," 12 Nov. 2019 Colorado State University hurricane scientist Phil Klotzbach says his review of the most powerful storms to hit the U.S., using barometric pressure, shows no increase. NBC News, "The most destructive hurricanes are hitting the U.S. more often," 11 Nov. 2019 The fall standard comes from cold air developing under high atmospheric pressure in inland areas in Nevada and the Great Basin, which is then drawn toward the coast by lower barometric pressure. Anna Bauman, SFChronicle.com, "PG&E power shut-off: Diablo winds to blame for extreme wildfire concerns," 8 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of barometric pressure

1804, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2020

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“Barometric pressure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barometric%20pressure. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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