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14 October 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Oct 5 - Oct 11, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -53.5°C / -64.4°F
Maximum temp... -35.7°C / -32.3°F on day 5
Minimum temp... -61.8°C / -79.2°F on day 11

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 9.8 mph or 8.5 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 22 mph or 19 knots on day 7
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Southeast
Average vectored wind....... 096 degrees at 8.2 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 684.2 mb
Highest pressure... 697.5 mb on day 5
Lowest pressure.... 675.9 mb on day 11
 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10470 ft/ 3191 m
Highest physio-alt = 10783 ft/ 3287 m on day 11
Lowest physio-alt  =  9975 ft/ 3040 m on day 5

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 3
Days clear................... 5
Days partly cloudy........... 1
Days cloudy.................. 1

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 20.2
Percent of possible..... 84

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 14
Average height of soundings.......... 23.3 mb, or 23953 meters
Highest sounding..................... 7.6 mb, or 30450 meters on day 10/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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