Weather

16 December 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Dec 6th - 12th,  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... -27.1°C / -16.8°F
Maximum temp... -24.7°C / -12.5°F on day 11
Minimum temp... -31.1°C / -24.0°F on day 6

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 10.1 mph or 8.8 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 24 mph or 21 knots on day 9
Maximum wind direction...... Grid East
Average vectored wind....... 049 degrees at 7.5 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 686.3 mb
Highest pressure... 690.3 mb on day 8
Lowest pressure.... 680.6 mb on day 7

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10391 ft/ 3167 m
Highest physio-alt = 10606 ft/ 3233 m on day 7
Lowest physio-alt  = 10242 ft/ 3122 m on day 8

 

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... 20.6
Percent of possible..... 86

 

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.......... 20.3 mb, or 27255 meters
Highest sounding..................... 8.9 mb, or 32752 meters on day 06/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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



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North Slope (12/17/2013 12:00:00 AM)
Reviewing your weather conditions and comparing them to our weather here on the North Slope.

Everet - Alaska
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