Barometric pressure of under 29.50 inches of mercury at sea level is considered low. At sea level, a normal barometer reading is between about 29.70 inches of mercury and 30.20 inches. More » Science Earth Science Atmosphere

An area is considered to have high barometric pressure when it has greater atmospheric pressure than the surrounding area. Normal barometric pressure is between 980 millibars and 1,050 millibars. High pressure systems ar... More » Science Weather & Tides Weather Forecasts

A barometric pressure sensor measures pressure differences in the atmosphere. In automotive applications, this reading is used by the powertrain control module to regulate engine timing and fuel trim. More » Science Weather & Tides Weather Forecasts
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Low barometric pressure is caused by warm air from the planet's surface rising, decreasing the amount of air pulled downward by Earth's gravity. This rising heat can lead to adverse weather conditions. More » Science Weather & Tides