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6 August 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


July 27 - Aug 2, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -59.6°C / -75.3°F
Maximum temp... -39.9°C / -39.8°F on day 2
Minimum temp... -70.9°C / -95.6°F on day 29

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 13.6 mph or 11.8 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....... 019 degrees at 9.6 knots

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 671.3 mb
Highest pressure... 678.4 mb on day 27
Lowest pressure.... 663.2 mb on day 29

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10958 ft/ 3340 m
Highest physio-alt = 11268 ft/ 3435 m on day 29
Lowest physio-alt = 10689 ft/ 3258 m on day 27

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

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 120.2 mb, or 13402 meters
Highest sounding..................... 104.7 mb, or 14153 meters on day 28/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

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