Weather

27 March 2014

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Mar 15th - 21st, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Weekly Climate Summary for 15 March 2014 through 21 March 2014 UTC South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

Temperature:
Average temp... -55.4°C / -67.8°F
Maximum temp... -42.2°C / -44.0°F on day 15
Minimum temp... -65.0°C / -85.0°F on day 21

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 8.3 mph or 7.2 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 23 mph or 20 knots on day 15
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Southeast
Average vectored wind....... 094 degrees at 5.7 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 681.0 mb
Highest pressure... 687.2 mb on day 17
Lowest pressure.... 675.2 mb on day 21

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10591 ft/ 3228 m
Highest physio-alt = 10811 ft/ 3295 m on day 21
Lowest physio-alt  = 10358 ft/ 3157 m on day 17

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 5
Days clear................... 0
Days partly cloudy........... 4
Days cloudy.................. 3

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 3.0
Percent of possible..... 13

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 25.4 mb, or 24437 meters
Highest sounding..................... 21.8 mb, or 25365 meters on day 20/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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




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