Weather

2 April 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER



Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


March 23rd - 29th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -53.0°C / -63.4°F
Maximum temp... -27.4°C / -17.3°F on day 29
Minimum temp... -68.4°C / -91.1°F on day 25

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 8.7 mph or 7.6 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Southeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 25 mph or 22 knots on day 24 and 29
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Southeast
Average vectored wind....... 156 degrees at 3.2 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 673.8 mb
Highest pressure... 679.4 mb on day 29
Lowest pressure.... 667.5 mb on day 24 and 25

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10863 ft/ 3311 m
Highest physio-alt = 11103 ft/ 3384 m on day 24 and 25
Lowest physio-alt= 10651 ft/ 3246 m on day 29

 

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

 

Sunshine:
Sunset observed on 23 March at 2148 UTC
Sunrise on 20 September 2013
Average hours per day... 13.0
Percent of possible..... 54

 

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.......... 19.4 mb, or 25852 meters
Highest sounding..................... 14.4 mb, or 27566 meterson day 27/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 29: The temperature of -27.4°C/-17.3°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of -29.9°C/-21.8°F set in 2002.

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