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24 June 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


June 15th - June 21th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

Antarctic Connection receives weekly, monthly, and annual weather reports from the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica. Check back regularly for the latest Antarctic weather.

Temperature:
Average temp... -43.1°C / -45.6°F
Maximum temp... -28.8°C / -19.8°F on day 19
Minimum temp... -53.7°C / -64.7°F on day 21

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 20.9 mph or 18.1 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid North
Maximum wind speed.......... 51 mph or 44 knots on day 17
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 027 degrees at 16.1 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 694.7 mb
Highest pressure... 702.4 mb on day 19
Lowest pressure.... 687.7 mb on day 15

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10079 ft/ 3072 m
Highest physio-alt = 10339 ft/ 3151 m on day 15
Lowest physio-alt=9794 ft/ 2985 m on day 19

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 6
Days clear................... 0
Days partly cloudy........... 3
Days cloudy.................. 4

 

Sunshine:
Sunrise on 20 September 2013
Average hours per day... 0.0
Percent of possible..... 0

 

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


Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 94.0 mb, or 15162 meters
Highest sounding..................... 81.2 mb, or 15944 meters on day 15/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 17: The peak wind speed of 44 knots/51 mph broke the previous peak wind speed record of 35 knots/40 mph set in 2009.

The peak wind speed of 44 knots/51 mph broke the previous peak wind speed record for the month of June of 40 knots/46 mph set on June 22nd, 1990.

Day 18: The peak wind speed of 40 knots/46 mph broke the previous peak wind speed record of 34 knots/39 mph set in 1990.

Day 18: The temperature of -36.2°C/-33.2°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of -39.5°C/-39.1°F set in 1997.

Day 19: The peak wind speed of 37 knots/43 mph tied the previous peak wind speed record set in 2001.

Day 19: The temperature of -28.8°C/-19.8°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of -32.1°C/-25.8°F set in 1997.

The temperature of -28.8°C/-19.8°F broke the previous maximum temperature record for the month of June of -30.1°C/-22.2°F set on June 2nd, 2013.

Day 20: The temperature of -35.9°C/-32.6°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of -37.0°C/-34.6°F set in 1961.


17 June 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


June 8th - June 14th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -56.6°C / -69.9°F
Maximum temp... -41.8°C / -43.2°F on day 14
Minimum temp... -77.4°C / -107.3°F on day 8

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 17.2 mph or 15.0 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 38 mph or 33 knots on day 12
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 037 degrees at 14.4 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 682.3 mb
Highest pressure... 691.6 mb on day 14
Lowest pressure.... 671.2 mb on day 8


Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10542 ft/ 3213 m
Highest physio-alt = 10962 ft/ 3341 m on day 8
Lowest physio-alt= 10194 ft/ 3107 m on day 14

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 5
Days clear................... 1
Days partly cloudy........... 5
Days cloudy.................. 1

Sunshine:
Sunrise on 20 September 2013
Average hours per day... 0.0
Percent of possible..... 0

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 84.5 mb, or 15846 meters
Highest sounding..................... 34.7 mb, or 20390 meterson day 08/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 8: The temperature of -77.4°C/-107.3°F broke the previous minimum temperature record of -73.6°C/-100.5°F set in 2004.

Day 12: The peak wind speed of 33 knots/38 mph broke the previous peak wind speed record of 30 knots/35 mph set in 1986.



9 June 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


June 1st - June 7th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -61.2°C / -78.2°F
Maximum temp... -30.1°C / -22.2°F on day 2
Minimum temp... -77.7°C / -107.9°F on day 7

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 12.0 mph or 10.4 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid North
Maximum wind speed.......... 37 mph or 32 knots on day 2
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 070 degrees at 7.8 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 671.4 mb
Highest pressure... 683.0 mb on day 1
Lowest pressure.... 664.5 mb on day 6

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10954 ft/ 3339 m
Highest physio-alt = 11218 ft/ 3419 m on day 6
Lowest physio-alt= 10515 ft/ 3205 m on day 1

 

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

 

Sunshine:
Sunrise on 20 September 2013
Average hours per day... 0.0
Percent of possible..... 0

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 81.8 mb, or 15817 meters
Highest sounding..................... 68.5 mb, or 16821 meterson day 04/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 2: The peak wind speed of 32 knots/37 mph broke the previous peak wind speed record of 31 knots/36 mph set in 1989.

Day 2: The temperature of -30.1°C/-22.2°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of -37.6°C/-35.7°F set in 1987.

The temperature of -30.1°C/-22.2°F broke the previous maximum temperature record for the month of June of -30.9°C/-23.6°F set in June 1st, 1993 and June 14th, 1963.

Day 3: The temperature of -32.1°C/-25.8°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of -34.8°C/-30.6°F set in 1987.

Day 6: The temperature of -75.7°C/-104.3°F broke the previous minimum temperature record of -73.5°C/-100.3°F set in 2004.

Day 7: The temperature of -77.7°C/-107.9°F broke the previous minimum temperature record of -72.9°C/-99.2°F set in 2004.


3 June 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


May 25th - May 31st, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

Antarctic Connection receives weekly, monthly, and annual weather reports from the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica. Check back regularly for the latest Antarctic weather.

Temperature:
Average temp... -61.9°C / -79.4°F
Maximum temp... -46.8°C / -52.2°F on day 30 and 31
Minimum temp... -70.3°C / -94.5°F on day 27

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 12.9 mph or 11.2 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 25 mph or 22 knots on day 27 and 30
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Southeast
Average vectored wind....... 092 degrees at 10.6 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 677.3 mb
Highest pressure... 683.1 mb on day 31
Lowest pressure.... 672.6 mb on day 26

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10730 ft/ 3271 m
Highest physio-alt = 10909 ft/ 3325 m on day 26
Lowest physio-alt= 10512 ft/ 3204 m on day 31

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 2
Days clear................... 4
Days partly cloudy........... 3
Days cloudy.................. 0

 

Sunshine:
Sunrise on 20 September 2013
Average hours per day... 0.0
Percent of possible..... 0

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 83.0 mb, or 16048 meters
Highest sounding..................... 48.0 mb, or 18979 meters on day 27/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.