Weather

22 July 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


July 13 - 19, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

Antarctic Connection posts weekly, monthly, and annual weather reports from the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica. Check back regularly for the latest Antarctic weather summary.

Temperature:
Average temp... -67.4°C / -89.3°F
Maximum temp... -62.0°C / -79.6°F on day 17 and 18
Minimum temp... -72.4°C / -98.3°F on day 15

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 10.3 mph or 8.9 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 23 mph or 20 knots on day 16
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 074 degrees at 8.4 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 670.6 mb
Highest pressure... 677.8 mb on day 13
Lowest pressure.... 662.1 mb on day 17

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10985 ft/ 3348 m
Highest physio-alt = 11311 ft/ 3448 m on day 17
Lowest physio-alt= 10711 ft/ 3265 m on day 13

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 1
Days clear................... 6
Days partly cloudy........... 1
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.......... 121.8 mb, or 13307 meters
Highest sounding..................... 117.4 mb, or 13438 meterson day 18/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
No records were tied or broken this week.



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