Weather

18 April 2014

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Mar 22nd - 28th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

Antarctic Connection posts weekly, monthly, and annual weather reports from the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica. Check back regularly for the latest Antarctic weather summary.

 

Temperature:
Average temp... -60.4°C / -76.8°F
Maximum temp... -54.7°C / -66.5°F on day 26
Minimum temp... -66.8°C / -88.2°F on day 27

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 11.2 mph or 9.7 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 24 mph or 21 knots on day 24
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 066 degrees at 9.5 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 671.4 mb
Highest pressure... 675.9 mb on day 27
Lowest pressure.... 666.1 mb on day 25

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10955 ft/ 3339 m
Highest physio-alt = 11159 ft/ 3401 m on day 25
Lowest physio-alt  = 10785 ft/ 3287 m on day 27

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 4
Days clear................... 1
Days partly cloudy........... 6
Days cloudy.................. 0

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 8.6
Percent of possible..... 36

 

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.......... 28.5 mb, or 23936 meters
Highest sounding..................... 11.0 mb, or 29709 meters on day 22/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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




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