Visible satellite image from Nor’easter off southeast N. England
Low pressure intensified rapidly off the U.S. East Coast on March 26, 2014, becoming a sprawling, powerhouse ocean storm as it tracked into Atlantic Canada later in the day. The following were some observations from the Weather Channel.
- NOAA buoy 44027, located 23 miles southeast of Jonesport, Maine, reported a wind gusts of 119 mph at 1:49 p.m. EDT Wednesday.
- In Canada, a sustained wind of 70 mph and a gust of 107 mph was reported at Grand Etang, Nova Scotia, Wednesday afternoon.
- Wreckhouse, Newfoundland, reported a peak gust of 115 mph with sustained winds as high as 87 mph early Wednesday evening.
- Central pressure of the storm fell 26 millibars in 9 hours, easily satisfying “bombogenesis” criteria.
- The 45 millibar pressure drop in 24 hours exceeded that of the 1978 Cleveland Superbomb.
- The lowest estimated central pressure of 955 millibars equaled the lowest pressure of the 1978 Cleveland Superbomb, and was lower than the minimum pressure of the 1993 Superstorm.