Weather

13 May 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER



Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


May 3rd - 10th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -64.7°C / -84.5°F
Maximum temp... -56.3°C / -69.3°F on day 6
Minimum temp... -75.7°C / -104.3°F on day 5

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 10.7 mph or 9.3 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 30 mph or 26 knots on day 9
Maximum wind direction...... Grid East
Average vectored wind....... 089 degrees at 7.8 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 673.4 mb
Highest pressure... 679.3 mb on day 3
Lowest pressure.... 663.9 mb on day 10

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10878 ft/ 3316 m
Highest physio-alt = 11241 ft/ 3426 m on day 10
Lowest physio-alt= 10655 ft/ 3248 m on day 3

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 3
Days clear................... 4
Days partly cloudy........... 4
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..... 9
Average height of soundings.......... 68.3 mb, or 17136 meters
Highest sounding..................... 54.0 mb, or 18587 meterson day 03/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 5: The temperature of -75.7°C/-104.3°F broke the previous minimum temperature record of -73.2°C/-99.8°F set in 1999.




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