What is Surface Level Pressure?

Surface level pressure is the atmospheric pressure measured at a specific location on the Earth’s surface.  It is the force exerted by the weight of the air above the location.  Pressure is a primary factor in driving wind speed and direction in the atmosphere and understanding the distribution of high and low pressure centers is critical to accurate weather forecasting. Changes in surface level pressure can indicate incoming weather changes. 

What is the Impact of Surface Level Pressure?

Surface level pressure affects wind speed and direction, as air moves from areas of high pressure to low pressure. It plays a crucial role in weather forecasting, helping meteorologists predict the movement of weather systems and the likelihood of precipitation, storms, and other weather events.