26 February 2014 – Weather

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

Feb 1st – 7th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:

Average temp… -40.2°C / -40.4°F

Maximum temp… -34.3°C / -29.7°F on day 4

Minimum temp… -43.5°C / -46.3°F on day 6

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 9.4 mph or 8.2 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid East

Maximum wind speed………. 23 mph or 20 knots on day 3

Maximum wind direction…… Grid North

Average vectored wind……. 063 degrees at 5.7 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 684.9 mb

Highest pressure… 688.2 mb on day 7

Lowest pressure…. 680.2 mb on day 5

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10443 ft/ 3183 m

Highest physio-alt = 10621 ft/ 3237 m on day 5

Lowest physio-alt  = 10322 ft/ 3146 m on day 7

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 4

Days clear………………. 2

Days partly cloudy……….. 4

Days cloudy……………… 1

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….. 14

Average height of soundings………. 22.3 mb, or 26109 meters

Highest sounding………………… 17.8 mb, or 27631 meters on day 02/12Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

 

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SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Feb 8th – 14th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -41.5°C / -42.8°F

Maximum temp… -37.5°C / -35.5°F on day 9

Minimum temp… -45.6°C / -50.1°F on day 14

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 10.1 mph or 8.8 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid East

Maximum wind speed………. 22 mph or 19 knots on day 9

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Northeast

Average vectored wind……. 077 degrees at 7.8 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 689.6 mb

Highest pressure… 694.0 mb on day 11 and day 12

Lowest pressure…. 683.5 mb on day 13

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10269 ft/ 3130 m

Highest physio-alt = 10496 ft/ 3199 m on day 13

Lowest physio-alt  = 10105 ft/ 3080 m on day 12

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 3

Days clear………………. 2

Days partly cloudy……….. 5

Days cloudy……………… 0

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 20.8

Percent of possible….. 87

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………. 22.7 mb, or 26305 meters

Highest sounding………………… 11.4 mb, or 30676 meters on day 11/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

 

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SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Feb 15th – 21st, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -46.0°C / -50.8°F

Maximum temp… -39.5°C / -39.1°F on day 18

Minimum temp… -49.8°C / -57.6°F on day 17

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 11.5 mph or 10.0 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid East

Maximum wind speed………. 23 mph or 20 knots on day 21

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Northeast

Average vectored wind……. 080 degrees at 9.4 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 679.3 mb

Highest pressure… 687.6 mb on day 15

Lowest pressure…. 671.1 mb on day 21

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10656 ft/ 3248 m

Highest physio-alt = 10965 ft/ 3342 m on day 21

Lowest physio-alt  = 10345 ft/ 3153 m on day 15

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… 21.1

Percent of possible….. 88

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………. 23.9 mb, or 25516 meters

Highest sounding………………… 16.5 mb, or 28021 meters on day 17/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

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SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Feb 22nd – 28th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Weekly Climate Summary for 22 February 2014 through 28 February 2014 UTC South Pole Station, Antarctica

Temperature:

Average temp… -47.5°C / -53.5°F

Maximum temp… -37.5°C / -35.5°F on day 23

Minimum temp… -54.3°C / -65.7°F on day 28

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 11.2 mph or 9.7 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid East

Maximum wind speed………. 25 mph or 22 knots on day 23

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Northeast

Average vectored wind……. 064 degrees at 8.7 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 677.6 mb

Highest pressure… 681.0 mb on day 22

Lowest pressure…. 673.4 mb on day 28

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10719 ft/ 3267 m

Highest physio-alt = 10880 ft/ 3316 m on day 28

Lowest physio-alt  = 10591 ft/ 3228 m on day 22

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 5

Days clear………………. 1

Days partly cloudy……….. 4

Days cloudy……………… 2

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 16.8

Percent of possible….. 70

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………. 29.9 mb, or 24010 meters

Highest sounding………………… 12.0 mb, or 29995 meters on day 22/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

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