Weather

23 December 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Dec 14th - 20th,  2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -25.4°C / -13.7°F
Maximum temp... -22.6°C / -8.7°F on day 14 "
Minimum temp... -28.0°C / -18.4°F on day 20

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 7.8 mph or 6.8 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 23 mph or 20 knots on day 18
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 037 degrees at 6.1 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 686.6 mb
Highest pressure... 689.6 mb on day 16
Lowest pressure.... 682.9 mb on day 14

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10381 ft/ 3164 m
Highest physio-alt = 10519 ft/ 3206 m on day 14
Lowest physio-alt  = 10269 ft/ 3130 m on day 16

 

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

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 13.3
Percent of possible..... 56

 

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.......... 25.6 mb, or 26785 meters
Highest sounding..................... 13.3 mb, or 29920 meters on day 15/12Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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



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