Weather

15 March 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


March 2nd - 8th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -50.0°C / -58.0°F
Maximum temp... -39.6°C / -39.3°F on day 6
Minimum temp... -56.1°C / -69.0°F on day 4

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 10.9 mph or 9.4 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 24 mph or 21 knots on day 3
Maximum wind direction...... Grid East
Average vectored wind....... 064 degrees at 6.6 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 680.2 mb
Highest pressure... 684.6 mb on day 7
Lowest pressure.... 671.8 mb on day 5

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10621 ft/ 3237 m
Highest physio-alt = 10939 ft/ 3334 m on day 5
Lowest physio-alt= 10455 ft/ 3187 m on day 7

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 6
Days clear................... 0
Days partly cloudy........... 4
Days cloudy.................. 3

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2013
Average hours per day... 10.0
Percent of possible..... 42

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 13
Average height of soundings.......... 22.3 mb, or 25692 meters
Highest sounding..................... 15.0 mb, or 28088 meterson day 07/00Z flight
1 sounding was missed.

 

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

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