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Well, let's get a couple of things straight here:
1) It is the CHANGE on a barometer that is of interest. The above poster was correct.
2) The words on the Barometer are for decoration, as is the actual pressure.
HOWEVER!!.... like all rules, there are exceptions to both of the two above, as I can attest to:
IF THE BAROMETER HITS THE LOW 900S OR DROPS INTO THE 800S, THE WORDS ARE NO LONGER DECORATION. It will rain. It will blow really, really hard. The seas will be enormous and confused. The island you were dumb enough to tie up to will be underwater as the swells come across. Boats will sink around you. You cannot get off your boat, and would not be much better if you could.
The problem is that you cannot write all of that stuff on a barometer and have it fit. Thus, they just put RAIN. And guess what, it will rain. Maybe in the 800's, they should have a fourth word: SCREWED.