Weather

10 October 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Sept 28 - Oct 4, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -53.5°C / -64.2°F
Maximum temp... -42.7°C / -44.9°F on day 4
Minimum temp... -58.5°C / -73.3°F on day 29

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 11.2 mph or 9.8 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 40 mph or 35 knots on day 28
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 072 degrees at 8.6 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 691.6 mb
Highest pressure... 698.9 mb on day 29
Lowest pressure.... 684.9 mb on day 28

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10194 ft/ 3107 m
Highest physio-alt = 10444 ft/ 3183 m on day 28
Lowest physio-alt  =  9923 ft/ 3025 m on day 29

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 4
Days clear................... 2
Days partly cloudy........... 4
Days cloudy.................. 1

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 15.7
Percent of possible..... 66

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 11
Average height of soundings.......... 53.6 mb, or 20316 meters
Highest sounding..................... 7.7 mb, or 30691 meters on day 03/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
No records were tied or broken this week.




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