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25 November 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Nov 16 - 22,  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... -35.2°C / -31.4°F
Maximum temp... -29.8°C / -21.6°F on day 19
Minimum temp... -40.7°C / -41.3°F on day 16

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 12.0 mph or 10.4 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 38 mph or 33 knots on day 19
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 045 degrees at 8.7 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 684.3 mb
Highest pressure... 696.3 mb on day 22
Lowest pressure.... 677.1 mb on day 19

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10466 ft/ 3190 m
Highest physio-alt = 10738 ft/ 3273 m on day 19
Lowest physio-alt  = 10020 ft/ 3054 m on day 22

 

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... 22.7
Percent of possible..... 95

 

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.......... 24.7 mb, or 25677 meters ?
Highest sounding..................... 3.2 mb, or 39998 meters on day 19/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 19: The Peak Wind of 33KTs broke the previous Peak Wind of 32KTs set in 1979





17 November 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Nov 9 - 15,  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.. -34.2°C / -29.6°F
Maximum temp... -27.2°C / -17.0°F on day 9
Minimum temp... -39.1°C / -38.4°F on day 9

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 14.2 mph or 12.4 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 31 mph or 27 knots on day 10 & 11
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 034 degrees at 11.4 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 682.7 mb
Highest pressure... 687.3 mb on day 10
Lowest pressure.... 667.4 mb on day 9

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10527 ft/ 3209 m
Highest physio-alt = 11107 ft/ 3385 m on day 9
Lowest physio-alt  = 10354 ft/ 3156 m on day 10

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 6
Days clear................... 0
Days partly cloudy........... 5
Days cloudy.................. 2

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 18.5
Percent of possible..... 77

 

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.......... 21.5 mb, or 25894 meters
Highest sounding..................... 6.2 mb, or 34657 meters on day 14/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 10: The temperature of -27.2°C/-17.0°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of -28.0°C/-18.4°F set in 2010





11 November 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Nov 2 - 8,  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... -40.8°C / -41.4°F
Maximum temp... -33.5°C / -28.3°F on day 8
Minimum temp... -45.9°C / -50.6°F on day 2

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 14.0 mph or 12.1 knots ?
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 29 mph or 25 knots on day 8
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 043 degrees at 11.1 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 672.0 mb
Highest pressure... 680.0 mb on day 8
Lowest pressure.... 665.4 mb on day 5

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10931 ft/ 3332 m
Highest physio-alt = 11184 ft/ 3409 m on day 5
Lowest physio-alt  = 10628 ft/ 3239 m on day 8

 

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

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 21.0
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.......... 23.5 mb, or 25153 meters
Highest sounding..................... 10.7 mb, or 30629 meters on day 03/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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





5 November 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Oct 26 - Nov 01, 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... -47.8°C / -54.0°F
Maximum temp... -43.5°C / -46.3°F on day 1
Minimum temp... -54.1°C / -65.4°F on day 30

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 11.8 mph or 10.3 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 30 mph or 26 knots on day 26
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 051 degrees at 9.6 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 684.4 mb
Highest pressure... 690.8 mb on day 30
Lowest pressure.... 678.2 mb on day 1

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10463 ft/ 3189 m
Highest physio-alt = 10696 ft/ 3260 m on day 1
Lowest physio-alt  = 10223 ft/ 3116 m on day 30

 

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

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 21.8
Percent of possible..... 91

 

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.......... 20.0 mb, or 25453 meters
Highest sounding..................... 11.5 mb, or 29303 meters on day 28/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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