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26 February 2014 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Feb 15th - 21st, 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... -46.0°C / -50.8°F
Maximum temp... -39.5°C / -39.1°F on day 18
Minimum temp... -49.8°C / -57.6°F on day 17

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 11.5 mph or 10.0 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 23 mph or 20 knots on day 21
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 080 degrees at 9.4 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 679.3 mb
Highest pressure... 687.6 mb on day 15
Lowest pressure.... 671.1 mb on day 21

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10656 ft/ 3248 m
Highest physio-alt = 10965 ft/ 3342 m on day 21
Lowest physio-alt  = 10345 ft/ 3153 m on day 15

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 3
Days clear................... 3
Days partly cloudy........... 4
Days cloudy.................. 0

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 21.1
Percent of possible..... 88

 

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.......... 23.9 mb, or 25516 meters
Highest sounding..................... 16.5 mb, or 28021 meters on day 17/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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





26 February 2014 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Feb 8th - 14th, 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... -41.5°C / -42.8°F
Maximum temp... -37.5°C / -35.5°F on day 9
Minimum temp... -45.6°C / -50.1°F on day 14

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 10.1 mph or 8.8 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 22 mph or 19 knots on day 9
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 077 degrees at 7.8 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 689.6 mb
Highest pressure... 694.0 mb on day 11 and day 12
Lowest pressure.... 683.5 mb on day 13

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10269 ft/ 3130 m
Highest physio-alt = 10496 ft/ 3199 m on day 13
Lowest physio-alt  = 10105 ft/ 3080 m on day 12

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 3
Days clear................... 2
Days partly cloudy........... 5
Days cloudy.................. 0

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 20.8
Percent of possible..... 87

 

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.......... 22.7 mb, or 26305 meters
Highest sounding..................... 11.4 mb, or 30676 meters on day 11/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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





26 February 2014 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Feb 1st - 7th, 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... -40.2°C / -40.4°F
Maximum temp... -34.3°C / -29.7°F on day 4
Minimum temp... -43.5°C / -46.3°F on day 6

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 9.4 mph or 8.2 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 23 mph or 20 knots on day 3
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 063 degrees at 5.7 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 684.9 mb
Highest pressure... 688.2 mb on day 7
Lowest pressure.... 680.2 mb on day 5

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10443 ft/ 3183 m
Highest physio-alt = 10621 ft/ 3237 m on day 5
Lowest physio-alt  = 10322 ft/ 3146 m on day 7

 

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... 21.0
Percent of possible..... 87

 

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.......... 22.3 mb, or 26109 meters
Highest sounding..................... 17.8 mb, or 27631 meters on day 02/12Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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





26 February 2014 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Jan 25th - 31st, 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... -34.8°C / -30.7°F
Maximum temp... -29.1°C / -20.4°F on day 25
Minimum temp... -40.7°C / -41.3°F on day 31

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 7.6 mph or 6.6 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 17 mph or 15 knots on day 26 and day 30
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Southeast
Average vectored wind....... 079 degrees at 5.7 knots

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 684.1 mb
Highest pressure... 691.9 mb on day 25
Lowest pressure.... 680.4 mb on day 28

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10473 ft/ 3192 m
Highest physio-alt = 10614 ft/ 3235 m on day 28
Lowest physio-alt  = 10184 ft/ 3104 m on day 25

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

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 18.9
Percent of possible..... 79

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.......... 23.7 mb, or 25553 meters
Highest sounding..................... 14.3 mb, or 29183 meters on day 31/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

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




26 February 2014 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Jan 18th - 24th, 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... -28.7°C / -19.7°F
Maximum temp... -24.1°C / -11.4°F on day 19 and 20
Minimum temp... -33.3°C / -27.9°F on day 24

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 11.2 mph or 9.7 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 25 mph or 22 knots on day 18 ?
Maximum wind direction...... Grid East
Average vectored wind....... 070 degrees at 7.4 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 688.5 mb
Highest pressure... 693.4 mb on day 20
Lowest pressure.... 682.8 mb on day 19

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10309 ft/ 3142 m
Highest physio-alt = 10522 ft/ 3207 m on day 19
Lowest physio-alt  = 10128 ft/ 3087 m on day 20

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 3
Days clear................... 2
Days partly cloudy........... 5
Days cloudy.................. 0

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 20.0
Percent of possible..... 84

 

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.......... 19.7 mb, or 27152 meters
Highest sounding..................... 16.6 mb, or 28271 meters on day 20/00Z and 20/12Z flights 0 soundings were missed.

 

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