Weather

7 January 2013

SOUTH POLE
WEEKLY WEATHER SUMMARY

Dec 29, 2012 - Jan 4, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

Temperature:
Average temp... -24.9°C / -12.8°F
Maximum temp... -22.2°C / -8.0°F on day 2
Minimum temp... -27.0°C / -16.6°F on day 30

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 8.1 mph or 7.0 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 22 mph or 19 knots on day 31
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Southeast
Average vectored wind....... 099 degrees at 6.2 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 692.7 mb
Highest pressure... 696.7 mb on day 2
Lowest pressure.... 686.8 mb on day 30 and 31

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10153 ft/ 3095 m
Highest physio-alt = 10373 ft/ 3162 m on day 30
Lowest physio-alt= 10004 ft/ 3049 m on day 2

 

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

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 21.5
Percent of possible..... 90

 

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 25675 meters
Highest sounding..................... 19.4 mb, or 27310 meterson day 04/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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



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