Weather

26 February 2014

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Feb 15th - 21st, 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... -46.0°C / -50.8°F
Maximum temp... -39.5°C / -39.1°F on day 18
Minimum temp... -49.8°C / -57.6°F on day 17

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 11.5 mph or 10.0 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 23 mph or 20 knots on day 21
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 080 degrees at 9.4 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 679.3 mb
Highest pressure... 687.6 mb on day 15
Lowest pressure.... 671.1 mb on day 21

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10656 ft/ 3248 m
Highest physio-alt = 10965 ft/ 3342 m on day 21
Lowest physio-alt  = 10345 ft/ 3153 m on day 15

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 3
Days clear................... 3
Days partly cloudy........... 4
Days cloudy.................. 0

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 21.1
Percent of possible..... 88

 

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.......... 23.9 mb, or 25516 meters
Highest sounding..................... 16.5 mb, or 28021 meters on day 17/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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




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