Weather

30 September 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Sept 21 - 27, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -48.6°C / -55.6°F
Maximum temp... -40.2°C / -40.4°F on day 23
Minimum temp... -58.1°C / -72.6°F on day 21

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 15.7 mph or 13.7 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid North
Maximum wind speed.......... 36 mph or 31 knots on day 23
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 059 degrees at 11.6 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 693.4 mb
Highest pressure... 701.9 mb on day 26
Lowest pressure.... 684.4 mb on day 22

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10127 ft/ 3087 m
Highest physio-alt = 10463 ft/ 3189 m on day 22
Lowest physio-alt  =  9813 ft/ 2991 m on day 26

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 5
Days clear................... 1
Days partly cloudy........... 3
Days cloudy.................. 3

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 7.9
Percent of possible..... 33

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 77.5 mb, or 18698 meters
Highest sounding..................... 8.3 mb, or 29575 meters on day 27/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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



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