Weather

29 May 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


May 18th - 24th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -63.9°C / -83.0°F
Maximum temp... -55.6°C / -68.1°F on day 24
Minimum temp... -74.8°C / -102.6°F on day 21

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 12.0 mph or 10.5 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Southeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 32 mph or 28 knots on day 19
Maximum wind direction...... Grid East
Average vectored wind....... 115 degrees at 10.2 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 677.5 mb
Highest pressure... 682.7 mb on day 24
Lowest pressure.... 672.0 mb on day 21

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10723 ft/ 3268 m
Highest physio-alt = 10932 ft/ 3332 m on day 21
Lowest physio-alt= 10527 ft/ 3209 m on day 24

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 2
Days clear................... 4
Days partly cloudy........... 3
Days cloudy.................. 0

 

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.......... 82.5 mb, or 15987 meters
Highest sounding..................... 61.3 mb, or 17710 meterson day 18/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**

Day 19: The peak wind speed of 28 knots/32 mph tied the previous peak wind speed record set in 1985.

Day 21: The temperature of -74.8°C/-102.6°F broke the previous minimum temperature record of -74.7°C/-102.5°F set in 1989.



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