Weather

7 May 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER



Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


April 27th - May 3rd, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -61.3°C / -78.3°F
Maximum temp... -52.7°C / -62.9°F on day 1
Minimum temp... -66.0°C / -86.8°F on day 3

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 9.8 mph or 8.5 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 26 mph or 23 knots on day 30
Maximum wind direction...... Grid East
Average vectored wind....... 085 degrees at 8.1 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 681.6 mb
Highest pressure... 686.3 mb on day 30
Lowest pressure.... 674.2 mb on day 27

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10568 ft/ 3221 m
Highest physio-alt = 10848 ft/ 3306 m on day 27
Lowest physio-alt= 10391 ft/ 3167 m on day 30

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 3
Days clear................... 4
Days partly cloudy........... 2
Days cloudy.................. 1

 

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.......... 47.6 mb, or 19486 meters
Highest sounding..................... 36.3 mb, or 21080 meterson day 30/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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


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