Weather

26 February 2014

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Jan 25th - 31st, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -34.8°C / -30.7°F
Maximum temp... -29.1°C / -20.4°F on day 25
Minimum temp... -40.7°C / -41.3°F on day 31

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 7.6 mph or 6.6 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 17 mph or 15 knots on day 26 and day 30
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Southeast
Average vectored wind....... 079 degrees at 5.7 knots

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 684.1 mb
Highest pressure... 691.9 mb on day 25
Lowest pressure.... 680.4 mb on day 28

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10473 ft/ 3192 m
Highest physio-alt = 10614 ft/ 3235 m on day 28
Lowest physio-alt  = 10184 ft/ 3104 m on day 25

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 5
Days clear................... 1
Days partly cloudy........... 5
Days cloudy.................. 1

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 18.9
Percent of possible..... 79

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.......... 23.7 mb, or 25553 meters
Highest sounding..................... 14.3 mb, or 29183 meters on day 31/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

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



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