Weather

6 January 2014

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Dec 28th - January 3rd,  2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -25.1°C / -13.2°F
Maximum temp... -22.5°C / -8.5°F on day 1
Minimum temp... -28.6°C / -19.5°F on day 29

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 11.0 mph or 9.5 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 26 mph or 23 knots on day 1
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 039 degrees at 8.5 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 691.4 mb
Highest pressure... 695.1 mb on day 2
Lowest pressure.... 689.1 mb on day 28

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10201 ft/ 3109 m
Highest physio-alt = 10286 ft/ 3135 m on day 28
Lowest physio-alt  = 10066 ft/ 3068 m on day 2

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 5
Days clear................... 2
Days partly cloudy........... 2
Days cloudy.................. 3

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2015
Average hours per day... 18.7
Percent of possible..... 78

 

Visibility:
0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 14
Average height of soundings.......... 25.3 mb, or 25803 meters
Highest sounding..................... 16.4 mb, or 28446 meters on day 03/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
No records were tied or broken this week.




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