This morning, the offshore storm rapidly intensified and achieved record status, with the central pressure dropping to at least 943 hPa (the previous record for our region was 950 hPa).
And there is a very good chance it is even deeper right now.
Here is the latest visible satellite image of the storm (around 10 AM).
Stunningly beautiful creature, with the frontal clouds swirling towards the low center. And you can see very unstable air with lots of convection (e.g., thunderstorms) over the southwest portions (the popcorn-looking clouds). Some of that activity will reach us later today.
The official National Weather Service analysis indicated 943 hPa at 8AM (see sea level pressure map below)