A strong extra-tropical cyclone approached the southern coast of Alaska on September 26, 2012. According to The Washington Post Capital Weather Gang, the storm had a minimum central pressure of 956 millibars, lower than that of some hurricanes.
NASA image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP). Suomi NPP is the result of a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Department of Defense. Caption by Robert Simmon.
- Suomi NPP - VIIRS