Weather

27 March 2014

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Feb 22nd - 28th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Weekly Climate Summary for 22 February 2014 through 28 February 2014 UTC South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

Temperature:
Average temp... -47.5°C / -53.5°F
Maximum temp... -37.5°C / -35.5°F on day 23
Minimum temp... -54.3°C / -65.7°F on day 28

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 11.2 mph or 9.7 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 25 mph or 22 knots on day 23
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 064 degrees at 8.7 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 677.6 mb
Highest pressure... 681.0 mb on day 22
Lowest pressure.... 673.4 mb on day 28

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10719 ft/ 3267 m
Highest physio-alt = 10880 ft/ 3316 m on day 28
Lowest physio-alt  = 10591 ft/ 3228 m on day 22

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 5
Days clear................... 1
Days partly cloudy........... 4
Days cloudy.................. 2

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 16.8
Percent of possible..... 70

 

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.......... 29.9 mb, or 24010 meters
Highest sounding..................... 12.0 mb, or 29995 meters on day 22/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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




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