Weather

11 November 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Nov 2 - 8,  2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -40.8°C / -41.4°F
Maximum temp... -33.5°C / -28.3°F on day 8
Minimum temp... -45.9°C / -50.6°F on day 2

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 14.0 mph or 12.1 knots ?
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 29 mph or 25 knots on day 8
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 043 degrees at 11.1 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 672.0 mb
Highest pressure... 680.0 mb on day 8
Lowest pressure.... 665.4 mb on day 5

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10931 ft/ 3332 m
Highest physio-alt = 11184 ft/ 3409 m on day 5
Lowest physio-alt  = 10628 ft/ 3239 m on day 8

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 5
Days clear................... 1
Days partly cloudy........... 4
Days cloudy.................. 2

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 21.0
Percent of possible..... 88

 

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.......... 23.5 mb, or 25153 meters
Highest sounding..................... 10.7 mb, or 30629 meters on day 03/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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




Comments

Temperature conversion. (11/11/2013 12:00:00 AM)
-45.9 degrees Celsius is-50.62 degrees Fahrenheit

Steve - At 30,000' over Alaska
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