Weather

9 June 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


June 1st - June 7th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -61.2°C / -78.2°F
Maximum temp... -30.1°C / -22.2°F on day 2
Minimum temp... -77.7°C / -107.9°F on day 7

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 12.0 mph or 10.4 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid North
Maximum wind speed.......... 37 mph or 32 knots on day 2
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 070 degrees at 7.8 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 671.4 mb
Highest pressure... 683.0 mb on day 1
Lowest pressure.... 664.5 mb on day 6

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10954 ft/ 3339 m
Highest physio-alt = 11218 ft/ 3419 m on day 6
Lowest physio-alt= 10515 ft/ 3205 m on day 1

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 3
Days clear................... 3
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..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 81.8 mb, or 15817 meters
Highest sounding..................... 68.5 mb, or 16821 meterson day 04/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 2: The peak wind speed of 32 knots/37 mph broke the previous peak wind speed record of 31 knots/36 mph set in 1989.

Day 2: The temperature of -30.1°C/-22.2°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of -37.6°C/-35.7°F set in 1987.

The temperature of -30.1°C/-22.2°F broke the previous maximum temperature record for the month of June of -30.9°C/-23.6°F set in June 1st, 1993 and June 14th, 1963.

Day 3: The temperature of -32.1°C/-25.8°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of -34.8°C/-30.6°F set in 1987.

Day 6: The temperature of -75.7°C/-104.3°F broke the previous minimum temperature record of -73.5°C/-100.3°F set in 2004.

Day 7: The temperature of -77.7°C/-107.9°F broke the previous minimum temperature record of -72.9°C/-99.2°F set in 2004.

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