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27 March 2014 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Mar 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.

Weekly Climate Summary for 15 March 2014 through 21 March 2014 UTC South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

Temperature:
Average temp... -55.4°C / -67.8°F
Maximum temp... -42.2°C / -44.0°F on day 15
Minimum temp... -65.0°C / -85.0°F on day 21

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 8.3 mph or 7.2 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 23 mph or 20 knots on day 15
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Southeast
Average vectored wind....... 094 degrees at 5.7 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 681.0 mb
Highest pressure... 687.2 mb on day 17
Lowest pressure.... 675.2 mb on day 21

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10591 ft/ 3228 m
Highest physio-alt = 10811 ft/ 3295 m on day 21
Lowest physio-alt  = 10358 ft/ 3157 m on day 17

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 5
Days clear................... 0
Days partly cloudy........... 4
Days cloudy.................. 3

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 3.0
Percent of possible..... 13

 

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.......... 25.4 mb, or 24437 meters
Highest sounding..................... 21.8 mb, or 25365 meters on day 20/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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





27 March 2014 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Mar 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.

Weekly Climate Summary for 08 March 2014 through 14 March 2014 UTC South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

Temperature:
Average temp... -58.4°C / -73.1°F
Maximum temp... -48.5°C / -55.3°F on day 14
Minimum temp... -64.2°C / -83.6°F on day 13

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 8.1 mph or 7.1 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 23 mph or 20 knots on day 13
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Southeast
Average vectored wind....... 100 degrees at 5.6 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 682.9 mb
Highest pressure... 688.9 mb on day 11
Lowest pressure.... 675.6 mb on day 8

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10519 ft/ 3206 m
Highest physio-alt = 10794 ft/ 3290 m on day 8
Lowest physio-alt  = 10296 ft/ 3138 m on day 11

 

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

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 13.5
Percent of possible..... 56

 

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.......... 27.2 mb, or 24538 meters
Highest sounding..................... 12.6 mb, or 29261 meters on day 08/12Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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





27 March 2014 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Mar 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.

Weekly Climate Summary for 01 March 2014 through 07 March 2014 UTC South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

Temperature:
Average temp... -50.8°C / -59.4°F
Maximum temp... -42.5°C / -44.5°F on day 3
Minimum temp... -57.8°C / -72.0°F on day 7

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 11.6 mph or 10.1 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 32 mph or 28 knots on day 2
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 063 degrees at 8.6 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 682.3 mb
Highest pressure... 689.9 mb on day 3
Lowest pressure.... 674.2 mb on day 1

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10542 ft/ 3213 m
Highest physio-alt = 10847 ft/ 3306 m on day 1
Lowest physio-alt  = 10256 ft/ 3126 m on day 3

 

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... 15.1
Percent of possible..... 63

 

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.......... 30.4 mb, or 23835 meters
Highest sounding..................... 20.3 mb, or 26120 meters on day 07/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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





27 March 2014 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Feb 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.

Weekly Climate Summary for 22 February 2014 through 28 February 2014 UTC South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

Temperature:
Average temp... -47.5°C / -53.5°F
Maximum temp... -37.5°C / -35.5°F on day 23
Minimum temp... -54.3°C / -65.7°F on day 28

 

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 23
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 064 degrees at 8.7 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 677.6 mb
Highest pressure... 681.0 mb on day 22
Lowest pressure.... 673.4 mb on day 28

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10719 ft/ 3267 m
Highest physio-alt = 10880 ft/ 3316 m on day 28
Lowest physio-alt  = 10591 ft/ 3228 m on day 22

 

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... 16.8
Percent of possible..... 70

 

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.......... 29.9 mb, or 24010 meters
Highest sounding..................... 12.0 mb, or 29995 meters on day 22/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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