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29 April 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER



Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


April 20th - 26th, 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... -63.5°C / -82.4°F
Maximum temp... -54.2°C / -65.6°F on day 20
Minimum temp... -67.7°C / -89.9°F on day 24

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 10.2 mph or 8.8 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 22 mph or 19 knots on day 21
Maximum wind direction...... Grid East
Average vectored wind....... 086 degrees at 8.4 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 676.8 mb
Highest pressure... 681.1 mb on day 21
Lowest pressure.... 672.1 mb on day 20

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10749 ft/ 3276 m
Highest physio-alt = 10928 ft/ 3331 m on day 20
Lowest physio-alt= 10587 ft/ 3227 m on day 21

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 1
Days clear................... 6
Days partly cloudy........... 1
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.......... 38.5 mb, or 21131 meters
Highest sounding..................... 26.5 mb, or 23026 meters on day 20/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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


23 April 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER



Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


April 13th - 19th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -53.2°C / -63.7°F
Maximum temp... -42.4°C / -44.3°F on day 17
Minimum temp... -64.2°C / -83.6°F on day 15

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 15.2 mph or 13.2 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 40 mph or 35 knots on day 16
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 041 degrees at 12.4 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 677.4 mb
Highest pressure... 682.7 mb on day 17,18
Lowest pressure.... 671.8 mb on day 19

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10726 ft/ 3269 m
Highest physio-alt = 10939 ft/ 3334 m on day 19
Lowest physio-alt= 10527 ft/ 3209 m on day 17,18

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 22.6 mb, or 24174 meters
Highest sounding..................... 20.3 mb, or 24833 meters on day 15/00Z flight 0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 13: The peak wind speed of 33 knots/38 mph broke the previous record of 31 knots/36 mph set in 1982.
Day 16: The peak wind speed of 35 knots/40 mph broke the previous record of 32 knots/37 mph set in 2002.


15 April 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER



Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


April 6th - April 12th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -52.8°C / -63.1°F
Maximum temp... -40.5°C / -40.9°F on day 9
Minimum temp... -61.6°C / -78.9°F on day 7

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 17.6 mph or 15.2 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 39 mph or 34 knots on day 9, 11
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 041 degrees at 14.8 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 680.6 mb
Highest pressure... 690.3 mb on day 7,8
Lowest pressure.... 673.1 mb on day 6

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10606 ft/ 3233 m
Highest physio-alt = 10890 ft/ 3319 m on day 6
Lowest physio-alt= 10242 ft/ 3122 m on day 7,8

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 5
Days clear................... 0
Days partly cloudy........... 6
Days cloudy.................. 1

 

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

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 21.9 mb, or 24528 meters
Highest sounding..................... 18.4 mb, or 25633 meterson day 08/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 9: The peak wind speed of 34 knots/39 mph broke the previous record of 30 knots/35 mph set in 2008.
Day 11: The peak wind speed of 34 knots/39 mph broke the previous record of 32 knots/37 mph set in 2006.





9 April 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER



Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


March 30th - April 5th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -55.9°C / -68.7°F
Maximum temp... -27.9°C / -18.2°F on day 30
Minimum temp... -72.7°C / -98.9°F on day 1

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 11.0 mph or 9.6 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid North
Maximum wind speed.......... 29 mph or 25 knots on day 31
Maximum wind direction...... Grid South
Average vectored wind....... 063 degrees at 2.7 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 671.0 mb
Highest pressure... 678.7 mb on day 30
Lowest pressure.... 663.2 mb on day 1

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10970 ft/ 3344 m
Highest physio-alt = 11268 ft/ 3434 m on day 1
Lowest physio-alt= 10677 ft/ 3254 m on day 30

 

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

 

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.......... 18.9 mb, or 25747 meters
Highest sounding..................... 16.2 mb, or 26800 meterson day 30/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 1: The temperature of -72.7°C/-98.9°F broke the previous minimum temperature record of -69.4°C/-92.9°F set in 1982.
Day 2: The temperature of -71.6°C/-96.9°F broke the previous minimum temperature record of -69.9°C/-93.8°F set in 1982.




2 April 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER



Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


March 23rd - 29th, 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... -53.0°C / -63.4°F
Maximum temp... -27.4°C / -17.3°F on day 29
Minimum temp... -68.4°C / -91.1°F on day 25

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 8.7 mph or 7.6 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Southeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 25 mph or 22 knots on day 24 and 29
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Southeast
Average vectored wind....... 156 degrees at 3.2 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 673.8 mb
Highest pressure... 679.4 mb on day 29
Lowest pressure.... 667.5 mb on day 24 and 25

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10863 ft/ 3311 m
Highest physio-alt = 11103 ft/ 3384 m on day 24 and 25
Lowest physio-alt= 10651 ft/ 3246 m on day 29

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 6
Days clear................... 0
Days partly cloudy........... 3
Days cloudy.................. 4

 

Sunshine:
Sunset observed on 23 March at 2148 UTC
Sunrise on 20 September 2013
Average hours per day... 13.0
Percent of possible..... 54

 

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.......... 19.4 mb, or 25852 meters
Highest sounding..................... 14.4 mb, or 27566 meterson day 27/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 29: The temperature of -27.4°C/-17.3°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of -29.9°C/-21.8°F set in 2002.