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How do you tell if the barometer is rising?

Posted March 20, 2008 10:13 a.m. EDT

MIKE MOSS SAYS:    Jessie,    A rising barometer indicates increasing atmospheric surface pressure. So, if you track the pressure value being reported by a fixed barometer over time, increasing values indicate a rising barometer, decreasing values a falling barometer and unchanged values a steady barometer.