Weather

26 February 2014

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Feb 8th - 14th, 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... -41.5°C / -42.8°F
Maximum temp... -37.5°C / -35.5°F on day 9
Minimum temp... -45.6°C / -50.1°F on day 14

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 10.1 mph or 8.8 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 22 mph or 19 knots on day 9
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 077 degrees at 7.8 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 689.6 mb
Highest pressure... 694.0 mb on day 11 and day 12
Lowest pressure.... 683.5 mb on day 13

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10269 ft/ 3130 m
Highest physio-alt = 10496 ft/ 3199 m on day 13
Lowest physio-alt  = 10105 ft/ 3080 m on day 12

 

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... 20.8
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.......... 22.7 mb, or 26305 meters
Highest sounding..................... 11.4 mb, or 30676 meters on day 11/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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




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