Weather

1 July 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


June 22nd - June 28th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -50.1°C / -58.2°F
Maximum temp... -40.9°C / -41.6°F on day 28
Minimum temp... -57.4°C / -71.3°F on day 25

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 12.8 mph or 11.1 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 38 mph or 33 knots on day 22
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 054 degrees at 10.0 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 694.0 mb
Highest pressure... 701.4 mb on day 24
Lowest pressure.... 685.0 mb on day 22

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10105 ft/ 3080 m
Highest physio-alt = 10440 ft/ 3182 m on day 22
Lowest physio-alt=9831 ft/ 2996 m on day 24

 

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

 

Sunshine:
Sunrise on 20 September 2013
Average hours per day... 0.0
Percent of possible..... 0

 

Visibility:
1 day with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 91.3 mb, or 15414 meters
Highest sounding..................... 81.1 mb, or 16038 meterson day 23/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 28: The temperature of -40.9°C/-41.6°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of-41.8°C/-43.2°F set in 2001.



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