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22 July 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


July 13 - 19, 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... -67.4°C / -89.3°F
Maximum temp... -62.0°C / -79.6°F on day 17 and 18
Minimum temp... -72.4°C / -98.3°F on day 15

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 10.3 mph or 8.9 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid East
Maximum wind speed.......... 23 mph or 20 knots on day 16
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 074 degrees at 8.4 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 670.6 mb
Highest pressure... 677.8 mb on day 13
Lowest pressure.... 662.1 mb on day 17

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10985 ft/ 3348 m
Highest physio-alt = 11311 ft/ 3448 m on day 17
Lowest physio-alt= 10711 ft/ 3265 m on day 13

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 1
Days clear................... 6
Days partly cloudy........... 1
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.......... 121.8 mb, or 13307 meters
Highest sounding..................... 117.4 mb, or 13438 meterson day 18/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

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




15 July 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


July 6 - 12, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -52.0°C / -61.6°F
Maximum temp... -36.9°C / -34.4°F on day 8
Minimum temp... -66.9°C / -88.4°F on day 12

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 15.5 mph or 13.4 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid North
Maximum wind speed.......... 40 mph or 35 knots on day 8
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 046 degrees at 12.3 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 681.2 mb
Highest pressure... 691.1 mb on day 7
Lowest pressure.... 666.9 mb on day 8

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10583 ft/ 3226 m
Highest physio-alt = 11126 ft/ 3391 m on day 8
Lowest physio-alt= 10212 ft/ 3113 m on day 7

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 4
Days clear................... 0
Days partly cloudy........... 7
Days cloudy.................. 0

 

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

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 111.0 mb, or 14456 meters
Highest sounding..................... 37.5 mb, or 19960 meterson day 08/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 8: The peak wind speed of 35 knots/40 mph broke the previous peak wind speed record of 33 knots/38 mph set in 1982.
Day 8: The average wind speed of 18.8 knots/21.6 mph broke the previous highest average wind speed record of 18.3 knots/21.1 mph set in 1981.



8 July 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


June 29th - July 5th, 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... -54.1°C / -65.4°F
Maximum temp... -40.7°C / -41.3°F on day 4
Minimum temp... -69.3°C / -92.7°F on day 3

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 12.8 mph or 11.1 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 31 mph or 27 knots on day 3 and 4
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 035 degrees at 7.8 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 684.1 mb
Highest pressure... 695.3 mb on day 29
Lowest pressure.... 678.3 mb on day 30

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10474 ft/ 3192 m
Highest physio-alt = 10692 ft/ 3259 m on day 30
Lowest physio-alt= 10056 ft/ 3065 m on day 29

 

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

 

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.......... 105.7 mb, or 14458 meters
Highest sounding..................... 86.7 mb, or 15585 meterson day 30/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.




1 July 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


June 22nd - June 28th, 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... -50.1°C / -58.2°F
Maximum temp... -40.9°C / -41.6°F on day 28
Minimum temp... -57.4°C / -71.3°F on day 25

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 12.8 mph or 11.1 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 38 mph or 33 knots on day 22
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 054 degrees at 10.0 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 694.0 mb
Highest pressure... 701.4 mb on day 24
Lowest pressure.... 685.0 mb on day 22

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10105 ft/ 3080 m
Highest physio-alt = 10440 ft/ 3182 m on day 22
Lowest physio-alt=9831 ft/ 2996 m on day 24

 

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:
1 day with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 91.3 mb, or 15414 meters
Highest sounding..................... 81.1 mb, or 16038 meterson day 23/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 28: The temperature of -40.9°C/-41.6°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of-41.8°C/-43.2°F set in 2001.