Weather

9 April 2013

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.



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