Weather

26 February 2014

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Jan 18th - 24th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

Antarctic Connection posts weekly, monthly, and annual weather reports from the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica. Check back regularly for the latest Antarctic weather summary.

Temperature:
Average temp... -28.7°C / -19.7°F
Maximum temp... -24.1°C / -11.4°F on day 19 and 20
Minimum temp... -33.3°C / -27.9°F on day 24

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 11.2 mph or 9.7 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 25 mph or 22 knots on day 18 ?
Maximum wind direction...... Grid East
Average vectored wind....... 070 degrees at 7.4 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 688.5 mb
Highest pressure... 693.4 mb on day 20
Lowest pressure.... 682.8 mb on day 19

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10309 ft/ 3142 m
Highest physio-alt = 10522 ft/ 3207 m on day 19
Lowest physio-alt  = 10128 ft/ 3087 m on day 20

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 3
Days clear................... 2
Days partly cloudy........... 5
Days cloudy.................. 0

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 20.0
Percent of possible..... 84

 

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.......... 19.7 mb, or 27152 meters
Highest sounding..................... 16.6 mb, or 28271 meters on day 20/00Z and 20/12Z flights 0 soundings were missed.

 

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




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