Weather

20 May 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


May 11th - 17th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -58.8°C / -73.8°F
Maximum temp... -46.5°C / -51.7°F on day 17
Minimum temp... -71.0°C / -95.8°F on day 11

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 10.8 mph or 9.4 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 30 mph or 26 knots on day 15
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 065 degrees at 7.9 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 678.4 mb
Highest pressure... 682.7 mb on day 14
Lowest pressure.... 670.0 mb on day 11

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10689 ft/ 3258 m
Highest physio-alt = 11008 ft/ 3355 m on day 11
Lowest physio-alt= 10527 ft/ 3209 m on day 14

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 3
Days clear................... 4
Days partly cloudy........... 3
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.......... 67.4 mb, or 18137 meters
Highest sounding..................... 10.0 mb, or 28042 meterson day 11/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.




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