Weather

10 December 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Nov 30 - Dec 5,  2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -27.7°C / -17.9°F
Maximum temp... -22.4°C / -8.3°F on day 2
Minimum temp... -31.0°C / -23.8°F on day 5

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 10.2 mph or 8.9 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 26 mph or 23 knots on day 2
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 057 degrees at 6.9 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 682.0 mb
Highest pressure... 687.8 mb on day 30
Lowest pressure.... 676.7 mb on day 4

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10555 ft/ 3217 m
Highest physio-alt = 10755 ft/ 3278 m on day 4
Lowest physio-alt  = 10335 ft/ 3150 m on day 30

 

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

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 21.0
Percent of possible..... 87

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 12
Average height of soundings.......... 26.4 mb, or 25090 meters
Highest sounding..................... 19.8 mb, or 26902 meters on day 30/12Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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




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