Weather

26 October 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Oct 19 - Oct 25, 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... -49.9°C / -57.8°F
Maximum temp... -44.4°C / -47.9°F on day 25
Minimum temp... -54.1°C / -65.4°F on day 22

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 13.1 mph or 11.4 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 31 mph or 27 knots on day 25
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 056 degrees at 10.5 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 673.7 mb
Highest pressure... 682.5 mb on day 25
Lowest pressure.... 666.8 mb on day 23

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10867 ft/ 3312 m
Highest physio-alt = 11130 ft/ 3392 m on day 23
Lowest physio-alt  = 10534 ft/ 3211 m on day 25

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 4
Days clear................... 2
Days partly cloudy........... 5
Days cloudy.................. 0

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 22.5
Percent of possible..... 94

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 14
Average height of soundings.......... 21.0 mb, or 25034 meters
Highest sounding..................... 14.2 mb, or 28127 meters on day 23/00Z flight

 

**RECORDS**
Day 25: The peak wind speed of 27 knots/31 mph tied the previous peak wind speed record set in 1985.




Comments

mankind isolation (10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM)
how many days are physicle isolated from outside world how many souls there are living on south pole Amundsen-Scott station

Antonio manuel - Alentejo/Portugal
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