Weather

27 March 2014

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Mar 1st - 7th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Weekly Climate Summary for 01 March 2014 through 07 March 2014 UTC South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

Temperature:
Average temp... -50.8°C / -59.4°F
Maximum temp... -42.5°C / -44.5°F on day 3
Minimum temp... -57.8°C / -72.0°F on day 7

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 11.6 mph or 10.1 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 32 mph or 28 knots on day 2
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 063 degrees at 8.6 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 682.3 mb
Highest pressure... 689.9 mb on day 3
Lowest pressure.... 674.2 mb on day 1

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10542 ft/ 3213 m
Highest physio-alt = 10847 ft/ 3306 m on day 1
Lowest physio-alt  = 10256 ft/ 3126 m on day 3

 

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... 15.1
Percent of possible..... 63

 

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.......... 30.4 mb, or 23835 meters
Highest sounding..................... 20.3 mb, or 26120 meters on day 07/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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




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