Weather

9 September 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Aug 31 - Sept 6, 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... -57.9°C / -72.2°F
Maximum temp... -51.8°C / -61.2°F on day 5
Minimum temp... -63.9°C / -83.0°F on day 3

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 15.2 mph or 13.2 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 33 mph or 29 knots on day 4
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 064 degrees at 12.1 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 678.2 mb
Highest pressure... 686.0 mb on day 1
Lowest pressure.... 667.7 mb on day 3

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10696 ft/ 3260 m
Highest physio-alt = 11096 ft/ 3382 m on day 3
Lowest physio-alt  = 10403 ft/ 3171 m on day 1

 

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:
3 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 14
Average height of soundings.......... 126.8 mb, or 13324 meters
Highest sounding..................... 58.7 mb, or 17438 meters on day 02/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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