Weather

29 April 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER



Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


April 20th - 26th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -63.5°C / -82.4°F
Maximum temp... -54.2°C / -65.6°F on day 20
Minimum temp... -67.7°C / -89.9°F on day 24

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 10.2 mph or 8.8 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 22 mph or 19 knots on day 21
Maximum wind direction...... Grid East
Average vectored wind....... 086 degrees at 8.4 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 676.8 mb
Highest pressure... 681.1 mb on day 21
Lowest pressure.... 672.1 mb on day 20

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10749 ft/ 3276 m
Highest physio-alt = 10928 ft/ 3331 m on day 20
Lowest physio-alt= 10587 ft/ 3227 m on day 21

 

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

 

Sunshine:
Sunrise on 20 September 2013
Average hours per day... 0.0
Percent of possible..... 0

 

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.......... 38.5 mb, or 21131 meters
Highest sounding..................... 26.5 mb, or 23026 meters on day 20/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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

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