Fierce cyclone in North Pacific marks end of year of record weather events

New Year’s Eve saw a new low-pressure record set and strongest storm in that basin in 60 years

Last year was a year of record-breaking weather events, ending with a bang of explosive cyclogenesis in the North Pacific on New Year’s Eve.

The extratropical storm saw its central pressure fall to a record 921 millibars from 972 millibars in 24 hours, making it the strongest storm in that basin in at least 60 years, and also setting records for Alaska and the Bering Sea in its path onwards.

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