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23 April 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER



Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


April 13th - 19th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -53.2°C / -63.7°F
Maximum temp... -42.4°C / -44.3°F on day 17
Minimum temp... -64.2°C / -83.6°F on day 15

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 15.2 mph or 13.2 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 40 mph or 35 knots on day 16
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 041 degrees at 12.4 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 677.4 mb
Highest pressure... 682.7 mb on day 17,18
Lowest pressure.... 671.8 mb on day 19

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10726 ft/ 3269 m
Highest physio-alt = 10939 ft/ 3334 m on day 19
Lowest physio-alt= 10527 ft/ 3209 m on day 17,18

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 5
Days clear................... 1
Days partly cloudy........... 5
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.......... 22.6 mb, or 24174 meters
Highest sounding..................... 20.3 mb, or 24833 meters on day 15/00Z flight 0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 13: The peak wind speed of 33 knots/38 mph broke the previous record of 31 knots/36 mph set in 1982.
Day 16: The peak wind speed of 35 knots/40 mph broke the previous record of 32 knots/37 mph set in 2002.

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