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26 October 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Oct 19 - Oct 25, 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... -49.9°C / -57.8°F
Maximum temp... -44.4°C / -47.9°F on day 25
Minimum temp... -54.1°C / -65.4°F on day 22

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 13.1 mph or 11.4 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 31 mph or 27 knots on day 25
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 056 degrees at 10.5 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 673.7 mb
Highest pressure... 682.5 mb on day 25
Lowest pressure.... 666.8 mb on day 23

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10867 ft/ 3312 m
Highest physio-alt = 11130 ft/ 3392 m on day 23
Lowest physio-alt  = 10534 ft/ 3211 m on day 25

 

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

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 22.5
Percent of possible..... 94

 

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.......... 21.0 mb, or 25034 meters
Highest sounding..................... 14.2 mb, or 28127 meters on day 23/00Z flight

 

**RECORDS**
Day 25: The peak wind speed of 27 knots/31 mph tied the previous peak wind speed record set in 1985.





21 October 2013 - Weather


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.




14 October 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Oct 5 - Oct 11, 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... -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.

 

**RECORDS**




10 October 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Sept 28 - Oct 4, 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... -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.