Just before my midnight observation on Friday, November 29 , I recorded a barometric pressure of 30.75" - it was oscillating over a few hours around that time between 30.74" and 30.75". Since November 2009, this 30.75" value that hit just prior to midnight and now in the early morning hours of Saturday is a record high pressure reading for my station during that very modest period of record. My barometric pressure data records only go back to mid-November 2009, when I installed my current VP2 system. I didn't track daily barometric pressure readings before that.
My highest readings of each year I have records for from 2010-2013:
April 2010 30.60"
March 2011 30.71"
March 2012 30.72"
January 2013 30.63" (but now surpassed with 30.75" in November 2013 - with still a month to go in 2013)
Maybe I can see some replies from you all out there with what you all "maxed out" with during this period of extreme high pressure. And for those of you with much longer periods of records for your pressure records, how this current setup compares with other notable very high pressure periods in past years. I can't say that my readings are perfectly calibrated, but I do keep a close watch on them most of the time.
Thanks, Kevin in Gaithersburg MD