Weather

8 July 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


June 29th - July 5th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -54.1°C / -65.4°F
Maximum temp... -40.7°C / -41.3°F on day 4
Minimum temp... -69.3°C / -92.7°F on day 3

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 12.8 mph or 11.1 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 31 mph or 27 knots on day 3 and 4
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 035 degrees at 7.8 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 684.1 mb
Highest pressure... 695.3 mb on day 29
Lowest pressure.... 678.3 mb on day 30

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10474 ft/ 3192 m
Highest physio-alt = 10692 ft/ 3259 m on day 30
Lowest physio-alt= 10056 ft/ 3065 m on day 29

 

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

 

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.......... 105.7 mb, or 14458 meters
Highest sounding..................... 86.7 mb, or 15585 meterson day 30/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.



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