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18 April 2014 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Apr 5th - 11th, 2014, 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... -58.2°C / -72.8°F
Maximum temp... -49.1°C / -56.4°F on day 6
Minimum temp... -68.6°C / -91.5°F on day 10

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 14.1 mph or 12.2 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid North
Maximum wind speed.......... 34 mph or 30 knots on day 6
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 035 degrees at 10.6 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 677.1 mb
Highest pressure... 682.7 mb on day 5
Lowest pressure.... 673.7 mb on day 9

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10738 ft/ 3273 m
Highest physio-alt = 10867 ft/ 3312 m on day 9
Lowest physio-alt  = 10529 ft/ 3209 m on day 5

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 5
Days clear................... 0
Days partly cloudy........... 6
Days cloudy.................. 1

 

Sunshine:
Sunrise on 20 September 2014
Average hours per day... 0.0
Percent of possible..... 0

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 37.5 mb, or 21823 meters
Highest sounding..................... 23.8 mb, or 24329 meters on day 09/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
06 April 2014: Peak wind of 30kts broke the previous record of 29kts set in 2009.
06 April 2014: Highest average wind speed of 19.3kts broke the previous record of 19.2kts set in 1970.





18 April 2014 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Mar 29th - Apr 4, 2014, 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... -56.6°C / -69.9°F
Maximum temp... -46.0°C / -50.8°F on day 2
Minimum temp... -64.4°C / -83.9°F on day 30

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 13.2 mph or 11.5 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 30 mph or 26 knots on day 2
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 054 degrees at 10.8 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 675.9 mb
Highest pressure... 680.9 mb on day 29
Lowest pressure.... 668.5 mb on day 31

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10784 ft/ 3287 m
Highest physio-alt = 11067 ft/ 3373 m on day 31
Lowest physio-alt  = 10594 ft/ 3229 m on day 29

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 4
Days clear................... 2
Days partly cloudy........... 5
Days cloudy.................. 0

 

Sunshine:
Sunrise on 20 September 2014
Average hours per day... 0.0
Percent of possible..... 0

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 28.7 mb, or 23302 meters
Highest sounding..................... 23.2 mb, or 24571 meters on day 30/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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





18 April 2014 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Mar 22nd - 28th, 2014, 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... -60.4°C / -76.8°F
Maximum temp... -54.7°C / -66.5°F on day 26
Minimum temp... -66.8°C / -88.2°F on day 27

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 11.2 mph or 9.7 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 24 mph or 21 knots on day 24
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 066 degrees at 9.5 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 671.4 mb
Highest pressure... 675.9 mb on day 27
Lowest pressure.... 666.1 mb on day 25

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10955 ft/ 3339 m
Highest physio-alt = 11159 ft/ 3401 m on day 25
Lowest physio-alt  = 10785 ft/ 3287 m on day 27

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 4
Days clear................... 1
Days partly cloudy........... 6
Days cloudy.................. 0

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 8.6
Percent of possible..... 36

 

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.......... 28.5 mb, or 23936 meters
Highest sounding..................... 11.0 mb, or 29709 meters on day 22/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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