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Good Morning.  My son had brain surgery 3 years ago and gets periodic episodes of vomiting and dry heaving. His surgeon suggested considering moving to an area that has both low and stable barometric pressures to help minimize his symptoms.  Besides Hawaii and San Diego, can you tell me what other cities and/or states have both  the lowest and most stable barometric pressures? If you could suggest at least a few I would greatly appreciate it.  Thank you for your time and have a good day.

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Hi Mike

Take a look at:

http://cdo.ncdc.noaa.gov/climaps/slp65b13.pdf

http://cdo.ncdc.noaa.gov/climaps/slp66b13.pdf

http://cdo.ncdc.noaa.gov/climaps/slvp6113.pdf

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cyclic-vomiting-syndrome/DS00835/METHOD=print

The first map shows average mean high pressure, the second shows low average pressure and the third shows the mean average pressure. Your best bet for a location would be San Diego.

You should try keeping a journal of vomiting and record the barometric pressure for each event. Here's a link to get the reading:

http://forecast.weather.gov/zipcity.php?inputstring=  

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