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15 April 2013

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.




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