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30 September 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Sept 21 - 27, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -48.6°C / -55.6°F
Maximum temp... -40.2°C / -40.4°F on day 23
Minimum temp... -58.1°C / -72.6°F on day 21

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 15.7 mph or 13.7 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid North
Maximum wind speed.......... 36 mph or 31 knots on day 23
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 059 degrees at 11.6 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 693.4 mb
Highest pressure... 701.9 mb on day 26
Lowest pressure.... 684.4 mb on day 22

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10127 ft/ 3087 m
Highest physio-alt = 10463 ft/ 3189 m on day 22
Lowest physio-alt  =  9813 ft/ 2991 m on day 26

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 5
Days clear................... 1
Days partly cloudy........... 3
Days cloudy.................. 3

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 7.9
Percent of possible..... 33

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 77.5 mb, or 18698 meters
Highest sounding..................... 8.3 mb, or 29575 meters on day 27/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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




23 September 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Sept 14 - 20, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -48.7°C / -55.6°F
Maximum temp... -30.3°C / -22.5°F on day 14
Minimum temp... -60.4°C / -76.7°F on day 17

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 11.2 mph or 9.7 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 34 mph or 30 knots on day 14
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 045 degrees at 8.1 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 689.7 mb
Highest pressure... 698.9 mb on day 20
Lowest pressure.... 683.9 mb on day 17

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10264 ft/ 3128 m
Highest physio-alt = 10481 ft/ 3195 m on day 17
Lowest physio-alt  =  9923 ft/ 3025 m on day 20

 

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

 

Sunshine:
Sunrise occurred on 20 September 2013 at 1730 UTC.
Sun was obscured by clouds and mist.
Average hours per day... 0.2
Percent of possible..... 3.1

 

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.......... 60.4 mb, or 19888 meters
Highest sounding..................... 7.4 mb, or 30479 meters on day 20/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 15: The temperature of -32.6°C/-26.7°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of -41.1°C/-42.0°F set in 1964.




16 September 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Sept 7 - 13, 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... -49.4°C / -56.9°F
Maximum temp... -29.6°C / -21.3°F on day 13
Minimum temp... -62.0°C / -79.6°F on day 7

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 18.3 mph or 15.9 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid North
Maximum wind speed.......... 37 mph or 32 knots on day 12 and 13
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 040 degrees at 13.4 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 679.4 mb
Highest pressure... 690.6 mb on day 13
Lowest pressure.... 667.8 mb on day 9

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10651 ft/ 3246 m
Highest physio-alt = 11092 ft/ 3381 m on day 9
Lowest physio-alt  = 10231 ft/ 3118 m on day 13

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 8
Average height of soundings.......... 91.2 mb, or 16498 meters
Highest sounding..................... 10.8 mb, or 27144 meters on day 12/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 11: The temperature of -33.5°C/-28.3°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of -34.7°C/-30.5°F set in 2001.

Day 12: The temperature of -33.4°C/-28.1°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of -33.8°C/-28.8°F set in 2001.

Day 13: The temperature of -29.6°C/-21.3°F tied the previous maximum temperature set in 1983.




9 September 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Aug 31 - Sept 6, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -57.9°C / -72.2°F
Maximum temp... -51.8°C / -61.2°F on day 5
Minimum temp... -63.9°C / -83.0°F on day 3

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 15.2 mph or 13.2 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 33 mph or 29 knots on day 4
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 064 degrees at 12.1 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 678.2 mb
Highest pressure... 686.0 mb on day 1
Lowest pressure.... 667.7 mb on day 3

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10696 ft/ 3260 m
Highest physio-alt = 11096 ft/ 3382 m on day 3
Lowest physio-alt  = 10403 ft/ 3171 m on day 1

 

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

 

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..... 14
Average height of soundings.......... 126.8 mb, or 13324 meters
Highest sounding..................... 58.7 mb, or 17438 meters on day 02/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**




3 September 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Aug 24 - Aug 30, 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... -57.7°C / -71.9°F
Maximum temp... -44.0°C / -47.2°F on day 28
Minimum temp... -71.7°C / -97.1°F on day 26

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 9.7 mph or 8.4 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northwest
Maximum wind speed.......... 24 mph or 21 knots on day 28
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northwest
Average vectored wind....... 002 degrees at 6.7 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 672.3 mb
Highest pressure... 683.6 mb on day 30
Lowest pressure.... 667.6 mb on day 27

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10920 ft/ 3328 m
Highest physio-alt = 11099 ft/ 3383 m on day 27
Lowest physio-alt  = 10493 ft/ 3198 m on day 30

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 5
Days clear................... 1
Days partly cloudy........... 3
Days cloudy.................. 3

 

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.......... 119.6 mb, or 14006 meters
Highest sounding..................... 32.2 mb, or 20492 meters on day 27/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 25: The average wind speed of 2.1 knots/2.4 mph broke the previous lowest average wind speed record of 3.6 knots/4.1 mph set in 1991.