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17 June 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


June 8th - June 14th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -56.6°C / -69.9°F
Maximum temp... -41.8°C / -43.2°F on day 14
Minimum temp... -77.4°C / -107.3°F on day 8

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 17.2 mph or 15.0 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 38 mph or 33 knots on day 12
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 037 degrees at 14.4 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 682.3 mb
Highest pressure... 691.6 mb on day 14
Lowest pressure.... 671.2 mb on day 8


Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10542 ft/ 3213 m
Highest physio-alt = 10962 ft/ 3341 m on day 8
Lowest physio-alt= 10194 ft/ 3107 m on day 14

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 5
Days clear................... 1
Days partly cloudy........... 5
Days cloudy.................. 1

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

 

Visibility:
4 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 84.5 mb, or 15846 meters
Highest sounding..................... 34.7 mb, or 20390 meterson day 08/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 8: The temperature of -77.4°C/-107.3°F broke the previous minimum temperature record of -73.6°C/-100.5°F set in 2004.

Day 12: The peak wind speed of 33 knots/38 mph broke the previous peak wind speed record of 30 knots/35 mph set in 1986.


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