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26 August 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Aug 17 - Aug 23, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -57.4°C / -71.2°F
Maximum temp... -47.7°C / -53.9°F on day 18
Minimum temp... -68.2°C / -90.8°F on day 21

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 13.6 mph or 11.8 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 39 mph or 34 knots on day 18
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 050 degrees at 10.3 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 686.1 mb
Highest pressure... 698.9 mb on day 17
Lowest pressure.... 677.4 mb on day 23

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10399 ft/ 3170 m
Highest physio-alt = 10726 ft/ 3269 m on day 23
Lowest physio-alt  =  9923 ft/ 3025 m on day 17

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 4
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:
1 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 8
Average height of soundings.......... 124.1 mb, or 13481 meters
Highest sounding..................... 102.7 mb, or 14422 meters on day 20/00Z flight 0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 18: The peak wind speed of 34 knots/39 mph tied the previous peak wind speed record set in 1986.




20 August 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Aug 10 - Aug 16, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -50.5°C / -59.0°F
Maximum temp... -38.3°C / -36.9°F on day 11
Minimum temp... -60.9°C / -77.6°F on day 16

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 17.4 mph or 15.1 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 38 mph or 33 knots on day 11
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 053 degrees at 13.7 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 703.5 mb
Highest pressure... 712.4 mb on day 13
Lowest pressure.... 689.8 mb on day 10

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 9754 ft/ 2973 m
Highest physio-alt = 10261 ft/ 3128 m on day 10
Lowest physio-alt  =  9429 ft/ 2874 m on day 13

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 11
Average height of soundings.......... 119.9 mb, or 13824 meters
Highest sounding..................... 84.7 mb, or 15526 meters on day 10/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

RECORDS:
Day 10: The peak wind speed of 32 knots/37 mph broke the previous peak wind speed record of 30 knots/34 mph set in 1983. 

Day 10: The average wind speed of 18.8 knots/21.6 mph broke the previous highest average wind speed record of 17.3 knots/20.0 mph set in 1983.

 Day 11: The peak wind speed of 33 knots/38 mph broke the previous peak wind speed record of 31 knots/36 mph set in 1986.

 Day 11: The temperature of -38.3°C/-36.9°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of -40.0°C/-40.0°F set in 1968.

 Day 11: The average wind speed of 21.1 knots/24.3 mph broke the previous highest average wind speed record of 19.9 knots/22.9 mph set in 1976.


8 August 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Aug 3 - Aug 9, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -48.0°C / -54.5°F
Maximum temp... -38.0°C / -36.4°F on day 5
Minimum temp... -57.2°C / -71.0°F on day 7

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 21.1 mph or 18.3 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 52 mph or 45 knots on day 4
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 041 degrees at 16.5 knots

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 679.7 mb
Highest pressure... 690.1 mb on day 7
Lowest pressure.... 666.8 mb on day 4

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10640 ft/ 3243 m
Highest physio-alt = 11130 ft/ 3392 m on day 4
Lowest physio-alt = 10250 ft/ 3124 m on day 7

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 5
Days clear................... 1
Days partly cloudy........... 4
Days cloudy.................. 2

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

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

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 102.1 mb, or 14454 meters
Highest sounding..................... 84.6 mb, or 15536 meters on day 09/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**
Day 3: The peak wind speed of 41 knots/47 mph broke the previous peak wind speed record of 39 knots/45 mph set in 1961.

Day 4: The peak wind speed of 45 knots/52 mph broke the previous peak wind speed record of 37 knots/43 mph set in 1963.

Day 5: The peak wind speed of 42 knots/48 mph broke the previous peak wind speed record of 34 knots/39 mph set in 1963.

Day 8: The peak wind speed of 32 knots/37 mph tied the previous peak wind speed record set in 1988.

Day 9: The peak wind speed of 35 knots/40 mph broke the previous peak wind speed record of 29 knots/33 mph set in 2001.




6 August 2013 - Weather


SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


July 27 - Aug 2, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -59.6°C / -75.3°F
Maximum temp... -39.9°C / -39.8°F on day 2
Minimum temp... -70.9°C / -95.6°F on day 29

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 13.6 mph or 11.8 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....... 019 degrees at 9.6 knots

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 671.3 mb
Highest pressure... 678.4 mb on day 27
Lowest pressure.... 663.2 mb on day 29

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10958 ft/ 3340 m
Highest physio-alt = 11268 ft/ 3435 m on day 29
Lowest physio-alt = 10689 ft/ 3258 m on day 27

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

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 120.2 mb, or 13402 meters
Highest sounding..................... 104.7 mb, or 14153 meters on day 28/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**