2 January 2014 – Weather

 

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Dec 21th – 27th,  2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -25.5°C / -13.9°F

Maximum temp… -19.7°C / -3.5°F on day 25

Minimum temp… -28.6°C / -19.5°F on day 27

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 7.3 mph or 6.3 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid West

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

Maximum wind direction…… Grid

West Average vectored wind……. 340 degrees at 1.2 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 684.7 mb

Highest pressure… 689.0 mb on day 24

Lowest pressure…. 680.6 mb on day 22

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10450 ft/ 3185 m

Highest physio-alt = 10607 ft/ 3233 m on day 22

Lowest physio-alt  = 10292 ft/ 3137 m on day 24

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 6

Days clear………………. 0

Days partly cloudy……….. 5

Days cloudy……………… 2

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 14.9

Percent of possible….. 62

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………. 27.9 mb, or 24815 meters

Highest sounding………………… 23.6 mb, or 25873 meters on day 25/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

 

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6 January 2014 – Weather

 

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Dec 28th – January 3rd,  2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -25.1°C / -13.2°F

Maximum temp… -22.5°C / -8.5°F on day 1

Minimum temp… -28.6°C / -19.5°F on day 29

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 11.0 mph or 9.5 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid Northeast

Maximum wind speed………. 26 mph or 23 knots on day 1

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Northeast

Average vectored wind……. 039 degrees at 8.5 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 691.4 mb

Highest pressure… 695.1 mb on day 2

Lowest pressure…. 689.1 mb on day 28

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10201 ft/ 3109 m

Highest physio-alt = 10286 ft/ 3135 m on day 28

Lowest physio-alt  = 10066 ft/ 3068 m on day 2

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 5

Days clear………………. 2

Days partly cloudy……….. 2

Days cloudy……………… 3

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2015

Average hours per day… 18.7

Percent of possible….. 78

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………. 25.3 mb, or 25803 meters

Highest sounding………………… 16.4 mb, or 28446 meters on day 03/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

 

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14 January 2014 – Weather

 

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Jan 4th – 10th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -23.9°C / -11.1°F

Maximum temp… -21.1°C / -6.0°F on day 7

Minimum temp… -26.8°C / -16.2°F on day 10

Wind:

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

Prevailing wind direction… Grid Northeast

Maximum wind speed………. 25 mph or 22 knots on day 8

Maximum wind direction…… Grid North

Average vectored wind……. 038 degrees at 9.1 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 694.3 mb

Highest pressure… 698.3 mb on day 4

Lowest pressure…. 691.5 mb on day 4

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10092 ft/ 3076 m

Highest physio-alt = 10197 ft/ 3108 m on day 4

Lowest physio-alt = 9945 ft/ 3031 m on day 4

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 4

Days clear………………. 0

Days partly cloudy……….. 7

Days cloudy……………… 0

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 18.4

Percent of possible….. 77

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………. 24.9 mb, or 25804 meters

Highest sounding………………… 13.2 mb, or 29989 meters on day 10/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

 

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21 January 2014 – Weather

 

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Jan 11th – 17th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -24.2°C / -11.6°F

Maximum temp… -20.7°C / -5.3°F on day 13

Minimum temp… -29.5°C / -21.1°F on day 17

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 9.3 mph or 8.1 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid Northeast

Maximum wind speed………. 20 mph or 17 knots on day 17

Maximum wind direction…… Grid East

Average vectored wind……. 023 degrees at 5.2 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 694.2 mb

Highest pressure… 695.8 mb on day 17

Lowest pressure…. 691.3 mb on day 11

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10099 ft/ 3078 m

Highest physio-alt = 10204 ft/ 3110 m on day 11

Lowest physio-alt  = 10040 ft/ 3060 m on day 17

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 6

Days clear………………. 0

Days partly cloudy……….. 4

Days cloudy……………… 3

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 10.4

Percent of possible….. 44

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………. 26.0 mb, or 25222 meters

Highest sounding………………… 22.4 mb, or 26194 meters on day 17/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

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