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23 December 2013 - Weather


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.




16 December 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Dec 6th - 12th,  2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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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.




10 December 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Nov 30 - Dec 5,  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... -27.7°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.





2 December 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Nov 23 - 29,  2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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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.