Weather

25 March 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER



Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


March 16th - 22nd, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -55.1°C / -67.2°F
Maximum temp... -47.7°C / -53.9°F on day 19
Minimum temp... -60.0°C / -76.0°F on day 17

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 9.5 mph or 8.2 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 33 mph or 29 knots on day 19
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Southeast
Average vectored wind....... 082 degrees at 5.9 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 676.1 mb
Highest pressure... 682.1 mb on day 18
Lowest pressure.... 669.1 mb on day 20

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10776 ft/ 3284 m
Highest physio-alt = 11042 ft/ 3366 m on day 20
Lowest physio-alt= 10549 ft/ 3215 m on day 18

 

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

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2013
Average hours per day... 6.6
Percent of possible..... 27

 

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.......... 22.4 mb, or 25713 meters
Highest sounding..................... 7.2 mb, or 32283 meterson day 21/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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



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