Weather

11 February 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weekly Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Feb 2 - 8, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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

South Pole Temperature:
Average temp... -40.1°C / -40.2°F
Maximum temp... -32.6°C / -26.7°F on day 2
Minimum temp... -44.3°C / -47.7°F on day 8

 

South Pole Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 7.2 mph or 6.3 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 20 mph or 17 knots on day 7
Maximum wind direction...... Grid East
Average vectored wind....... 069 degrees at 5.3 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 674.9 mb
Highest pressure... 679.3 mb on day 2
Lowest pressure.... 672.2 mb on day 7

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10821 ft/ 3298 m
Highest physio-alt = 10924 ft/ 3330 m on day 7
Lowest physio-alt= 10655 ft/ 3248 m on day 2

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 5
Days clear................... 0
Days partly cloudy........... 7
Days cloudy.................. 0

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2013
Average hours per day... 23.0
Percent of possible..... 96

 

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.......... 19.8 mb, or 27400 meters
Highest sounding..................... 3.4 mb, or 39611 meters on day 07/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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

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