Weather

3 June 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


May 25th - May 31st, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -61.9°C / -79.4°F
Maximum temp... -46.8°C / -52.2°F on day 30 and 31
Minimum temp... -70.3°C / -94.5°F on day 27

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 12.9 mph or 11.2 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 25 mph or 22 knots on day 27 and 30
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Southeast
Average vectored wind....... 092 degrees at 10.6 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 677.3 mb
Highest pressure... 683.1 mb on day 31
Lowest pressure.... 672.6 mb on day 26

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10730 ft/ 3271 m
Highest physio-alt = 10909 ft/ 3325 m on day 26
Lowest physio-alt= 10512 ft/ 3204 m on day 31

 

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.......... 83.0 mb, or 16048 meters
Highest sounding..................... 48.0 mb, or 18979 meters on day 27/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.



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