Weather

17 November 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Nov 9 - 15,  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.. -34.2°C / -29.6°F
Maximum temp... -27.2°C / -17.0°F on day 9
Minimum temp... -39.1°C / -38.4°F on day 9

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 14.2 mph or 12.4 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 31 mph or 27 knots on day 10 & 11
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 034 degrees at 11.4 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 682.7 mb
Highest pressure... 687.3 mb on day 10
Lowest pressure.... 667.4 mb on day 9

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10527 ft/ 3209 m
Highest physio-alt = 11107 ft/ 3385 m on day 9
Lowest physio-alt  = 10354 ft/ 3156 m on day 10

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 6
Days clear................... 0
Days partly cloudy........... 5
Days cloudy.................. 2

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 18.5
Percent of possible..... 77

 

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.......... 21.5 mb, or 25894 meters
Highest sounding..................... 6.2 mb, or 34657 meters on day 14/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 10: The temperature of -27.2°C/-17.0°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of -28.0°C/-18.4°F set in 2010




Comments

DeepFreeze One (11/20/2013 12:00:00 AM)
Crossed the Equator 58 yrs ago now headed for McMurdo Sound. Semper Par on ther Coast Guard cutter Eastwind.

Dave - USA
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