My wife has a medical condition where her symptoms are reduced at a higher elevation. I have done some study about the relationship between elevation and atmospheric pressure. My understanding is that the higher the elevation, the lower the atmospheric pressure. Looking at a graph of elevation vs pressure, or a chart, it seems to me that at sea level the pressure would be 14.7psi and at say 7000 ft., such as Santa Fe, NM., the pressure would be 11.3psi. Or if in.Hg. it would be 29.9 vs 23.1. Now for the problem that I am having trouble understanding. If I check the weather channel say now, it shows the barometric pressure in Panama City Beach, Fl. is 29.87 in. At the same time the pressure in 29.56 in. Why are they so close when it seems that they shouldn't be? I know that if my wife was to go to Panama City Beach or for that matter anywhere that the elevation is close to sea level she sometimes passes out. And in Santa Fe when we were on vacation recently she is much better. By that I mean she can function and do some things but still very limited. But that is a whole different conversation. I am desperately looking for understanding of why these posted barometric pressures are not what I expect to see. I currently live in NC at an elevation of about 2700'. Thank you for your time.