Weather

18 April 2014

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Mar 29th - Apr 4, 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... -56.6°C / -69.9°F
Maximum temp... -46.0°C / -50.8°F on day 2
Minimum temp... -64.4°C / -83.9°F on day 30

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 13.2 mph or 11.5 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 30 mph or 26 knots on day 2
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 054 degrees at 10.8 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 675.9 mb
Highest pressure... 680.9 mb on day 29
Lowest pressure.... 668.5 mb on day 31

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10784 ft/ 3287 m
Highest physio-alt = 11067 ft/ 3373 m on day 31
Lowest physio-alt  = 10594 ft/ 3229 m on day 29

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 4
Days clear................... 2
Days partly cloudy........... 5
Days cloudy.................. 0

 

Sunshine:
Sunrise on 20 September 2014
Average hours per day... 0.0
Percent of possible..... 0

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 28.7 mb, or 23302 meters
Highest sounding..................... 23.2 mb, or 24571 meters on day 30/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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




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