Weather

18 February 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weekly Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Feb 9 - 15, 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... -45.5°C / -49.9°F
Maximum temp... -40.9°C / -41.6°F on day 15
Minimum temp... -49.0°C / -56.2°F on day 14

 

South pole Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 8.5 mph or 7.4 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 21 mph or 18 knots on day 14
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 069 degrees at 7.2 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 679.3 mb
Highest pressure... 684.7 mb on day 14
Lowest pressure.... 674.9 mb on day 10

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10655 ft/ 3248 m
Highest physio-alt = 10821 ft/ 3298 m on day 10
Lowest physio-alt= 10451 ft/ 3186 m on day 14

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 4
Days clear................... 0
Days partly cloudy........... 6
Days cloudy.................. 1

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2013
Average hours per day... 24.0
Percent of possible..... 100

 

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.......... 22.9 mb, or 25879 meters
Highest sounding..................... 16.5 mb, or 27984 meterson day 10/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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



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