Weather

21 January 2014

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Jan 11th - 17th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -24.2°C / -11.6°F
Maximum temp... -20.7°C / -5.3°F on day 13
Minimum temp... -29.5°C / -21.1°F on day 17

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 9.3 mph or 8.1 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 20 mph or 17 knots on day 17
Maximum wind direction...... Grid East
Average vectored wind....... 023 degrees at 5.2 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 694.2 mb
Highest pressure... 695.8 mb on day 17
Lowest pressure.... 691.3 mb on day 11

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10099 ft/ 3078 m
Highest physio-alt = 10204 ft/ 3110 m on day 11
Lowest physio-alt  = 10040 ft/ 3060 m on day 17

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 6
Days clear................... 0
Days partly cloudy........... 4
Days cloudy.................. 3

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 10.4
Percent of possible..... 44

 

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.......... 26.0 mb, or 25222 meters
Highest sounding..................... 22.4 mb, or 26194 meters on day 17/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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



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