Weather

26 February 2014

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Feb 1st - 7th, 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... -40.2°C / -40.4°F
Maximum temp... -34.3°C / -29.7°F on day 4
Minimum temp... -43.5°C / -46.3°F on day 6

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 9.4 mph or 8.2 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 23 mph or 20 knots on day 3
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 063 degrees at 5.7 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 684.9 mb
Highest pressure... 688.2 mb on day 7
Lowest pressure.... 680.2 mb on day 5

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10443 ft/ 3183 m
Highest physio-alt = 10621 ft/ 3237 m on day 5
Lowest physio-alt  = 10322 ft/ 3146 m on day 7

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 4
Days clear................... 2
Days partly cloudy........... 4
Days cloudy.................. 1

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 21.0
Percent of possible..... 87

 

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.......... 22.3 mb, or 26109 meters
Highest sounding..................... 17.8 mb, or 27631 meters on day 02/12Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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




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