Weather

4 March 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Feb 23 - March 1, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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South Pole Temperature:
Average temp... -46.6°C / -51.9°F
Maximum temp... -43.0°C / -45.4°F on day 28
Minimum temp... -53.5°C / -64.3°F on day 27

 

 

South pole Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 11.2 mph or 9.7 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 26 mph or 23 knots on day 27
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 052 degrees at 8.3 knots


Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 681.7 mb
Highest pressure... 687.0 mb on day 24
Lowest pressure.... 674.6 mb on day 26

 

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10564 ft/ 3220 m
Highest physio-alt = 10833 ft/ 3302 m on day 26
Lowest physio-alt= 10365 ft/ 3159 m on day 24

 

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 4
Days clear................... 3
Days partly cloudy........... 2
Days cloudy.................. 2

 

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2013
Average hours per day... 18.4
Percent of possible..... 77

 

 

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 25764 meters
Highest sounding..................... 18.2 mb, or 27080 meterson day 27/12Z fligh
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

 

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