Weather

21 October 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Oct 12 - Oct 18, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

Antarctic Connection posts weekly, monthly, and annual weather reports from the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica. Check back regularly for the latest Antarctic weather summary.

Temperature:
Average temp... -51.3°C / -60.3°F
Maximum temp... -43.4°C / -46.1°F on day 16
Minimum temp... -61.3°C / -78.3°F on day 12

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 14.0 mph or 12.2 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid North
Maximum wind speed.......... 33 mph or 29 knots on day 16
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 050 degrees at 10.9 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 677.4 mb
Highest pressure... 681.2 mb on day 17
Lowest pressure.... 673.8 mb on day 13

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10726 ft/ 3269 m
Highest physio-alt = 10863 ft/ 3311 m on day 13
Lowest physio-alt  = 10583 ft/ 3226 m on day 17

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 5
Days clear................... 2
Days partly cloudy........... 1
Days cloudy.................. 4

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 14.8
Percent of possible..... 62

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 14
Average height of soundings.......... 16.9 mb, or 25987 meters
Highest sounding..................... 8.1 mb, or 31536 meters on day 14/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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



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antarctic connection (10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM)
Thank you for sending me your Antarctic-Connection e-mails. I'm very interested in all News regarding Antarctica.

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