Weather

2 December 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Nov 23 - 29,  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... -31.2°C / -24.2°F
Maximum temp... -23.6°C / -10.5°F on day 28
Minimum temp... -36.8°C / -34.2°F on day 23

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 9.0 mph or 7.8 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 21 mph or 18 knots on day 27
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 066 degrees at 6.7 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 691.2 mb
Highest pressure... 693.9 mb on day 23
Lowest pressure.... 687.6 mb on day 25

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10210 ft/ 3112 m
Highest physio-alt = 10345 ft/ 3153 m on day 25
Lowest physio-alt  = 10109 ft/ 3081 m on day 23

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 3
Days clear................... 3
Days partly cloudy........... 4
Days cloudy.................. 0

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 19.5
Percent of possible..... 81

 

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.......... 21.4 mb, or 26781 meters
Highest sounding..................... 5.3 mb, or 36344 meters on day 29/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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



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