Weather

27 March 2014

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Mar 8th - 14th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Weekly Climate Summary for 08 March 2014 through 14 March 2014 UTC South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

Temperature:
Average temp... -58.4°C / -73.1°F
Maximum temp... -48.5°C / -55.3°F on day 14
Minimum temp... -64.2°C / -83.6°F on day 13

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 8.1 mph or 7.1 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 23 mph or 20 knots on day 13
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Southeast
Average vectored wind....... 100 degrees at 5.6 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 682.9 mb
Highest pressure... 688.9 mb on day 11
Lowest pressure.... 675.6 mb on day 8

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10519 ft/ 3206 m
Highest physio-alt = 10794 ft/ 3290 m on day 8
Lowest physio-alt  = 10296 ft/ 3138 m on day 11

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 4
Days clear................... 3
Days partly cloudy........... 3
Days cloudy.................. 1

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 13.5
Percent of possible..... 56

 

Visibility:
0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 9
Average height of soundings.......... 27.2 mb, or 24538 meters
Highest sounding..................... 12.6 mb, or 29261 meters on day 08/12Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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




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