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The Low Barometer of January 26, 1884


    IN the end of January we gave a brief notice (see NATURE, vol. xxix. p. 316) of the unprecedentedly low barometric readings which were observed on the evening of January 26 in the middle districts of Scotland over which the centre of that great storm passed. The lowest reading, reduced to 32° and sea-level, then given was 27.332 inches, and was observed by Mr. George Croucher at Ochtertyre, near Crieff. This still remains the lowest reading observed during the storm, and as it is absolutely the lowest known to have been observed in Europe, if not indeed the lowest on any land surface of the globe since the invention of the barometer, it is desirable to give an accurate record of it in NATURE.

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