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29 May 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


May 18th - 24th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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

Temperature:
Average temp... -63.9°C / -83.0°F
Maximum temp... -55.6°C / -68.1°F on day 24
Minimum temp... -74.8°C / -102.6°F on day 21

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 12.0 mph or 10.5 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Southeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 32 mph or 28 knots on day 19
Maximum wind direction...... Grid East
Average vectored wind....... 115 degrees at 10.2 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 677.5 mb
Highest pressure... 682.7 mb on day 24
Lowest pressure.... 672.0 mb on day 21

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10723 ft/ 3268 m
Highest physio-alt = 10932 ft/ 3332 m on day 21
Lowest physio-alt= 10527 ft/ 3209 m on day 24

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 2
Days clear................... 4
Days partly cloudy........... 3
Days cloudy.................. 0

 

Sunshine:
Sunrise on 20 September 2013
Average hours per day... 0.0
Percent of possible..... 0

 

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.......... 82.5 mb, or 15987 meters
Highest sounding..................... 61.3 mb, or 17710 meterson day 18/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**

Day 19: The peak wind speed of 28 knots/32 mph tied the previous peak wind speed record set in 1985.

Day 21: The temperature of -74.8°C/-102.6°F broke the previous minimum temperature record of -74.7°C/-102.5°F set in 1989.




20 May 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


May 11th - 17th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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

Temperature:
Average temp... -58.8°C / -73.8°F
Maximum temp... -46.5°C / -51.7°F on day 17
Minimum temp... -71.0°C / -95.8°F on day 11

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 10.8 mph or 9.4 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 30 mph or 26 knots on day 15
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 065 degrees at 7.9 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 678.4 mb
Highest pressure... 682.7 mb on day 14
Lowest pressure.... 670.0 mb on day 11

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10689 ft/ 3258 m
Highest physio-alt = 11008 ft/ 3355 m on day 11
Lowest physio-alt= 10527 ft/ 3209 m on day 14

 

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

 

Sunshine:
Sunrise on 20 September 2013
Average hours per day... 0.0
Percent of possible..... 0

 

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.......... 67.4 mb, or 18137 meters
Highest sounding..................... 10.0 mb, or 28042 meterson day 11/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.





13 May 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER



Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


May 3rd - 10th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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

Temperature:
Average temp... -64.7°C / -84.5°F
Maximum temp... -56.3°C / -69.3°F on day 6
Minimum temp... -75.7°C / -104.3°F on day 5

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 10.7 mph or 9.3 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 30 mph or 26 knots on day 9
Maximum wind direction...... Grid East
Average vectored wind....... 089 degrees at 7.8 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 673.4 mb
Highest pressure... 679.3 mb on day 3
Lowest pressure.... 663.9 mb on day 10

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10878 ft/ 3316 m
Highest physio-alt = 11241 ft/ 3426 m on day 10
Lowest physio-alt= 10655 ft/ 3248 m on day 3

 

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

 

Sunshine:
Sunrise on 20 September 2013
Average hours per day... 0.0
Percent of possible..... 0

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 9
Average height of soundings.......... 68.3 mb, or 17136 meters
Highest sounding..................... 54.0 mb, or 18587 meterson day 03/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 5: The temperature of -75.7°C/-104.3°F broke the previous minimum temperature record of -73.2°C/-99.8°F set in 1999.





7 May 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER



Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


April 27th - May 3rd, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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

Temperature:
Average temp... -61.3°C / -78.3°F
Maximum temp... -52.7°C / -62.9°F on day 1
Minimum temp... -66.0°C / -86.8°F on day 3

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 9.8 mph or 8.5 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 26 mph or 23 knots on day 30
Maximum wind direction...... Grid East
Average vectored wind....... 085 degrees at 8.1 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 681.6 mb
Highest pressure... 686.3 mb on day 30
Lowest pressure.... 674.2 mb on day 27

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10568 ft/ 3221 m
Highest physio-alt = 10848 ft/ 3306 m on day 27
Lowest physio-alt= 10391 ft/ 3167 m on day 30

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 3
Days clear................... 4
Days partly cloudy........... 2
Days cloudy.................. 1

 

Sunshine:
Sunrise on 20 September 2013
Average hours per day... 0.0
Percent of possible..... 0

 

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.......... 47.6 mb, or 19486 meters
Highest sounding..................... 36.3 mb, or 21080 meterson day 30/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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