27 March 2014 – Weather

 

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

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

 

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Weekly Climate Summary for 01 March 2014 through 07 March 2014 UTC South Pole Station, Antarctica

Temperature:

Average temp… -50.8°C / -59.4°F

Maximum temp… -42.5°C / -44.5°F on day 3

Minimum temp… -57.8°C / -72.0°F on day 7

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 11.6 mph or 10.1 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid Northeast

Maximum wind speed………. 32 mph or 28 knots on day 2

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Northeast

Average vectored wind……. 063 degrees at 8.6 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 682.3 mb

Highest pressure… 689.9 mb on day 3

Lowest pressure…. 674.2 mb on day 1

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10542 ft/ 3213 m

Highest physio-alt = 10847 ft/ 3306 m on day 1

Lowest physio-alt  = 10256 ft/ 3126 m on day 3

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… 15.1

Percent of possible….. 63

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………. 30.4 mb, or 23835 meters

Highest sounding………………… 20.3 mb, or 26120 meters on day 07/00Z 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

 

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

 

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Weekly Climate Summary for 08 March 2014 through 14 March 2014 UTC South Pole Station, Antarctica

Temperature:

Average temp… -58.4°C / -73.1°F

Maximum temp… -48.5°C / -55.3°F on day 14

Minimum temp… -64.2°C / -83.6°F on day 13

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 8.1 mph or 7.1 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid East

Maximum wind speed………. 23 mph or 20 knots on day 13

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Southeast

Average vectored wind……. 100 degrees at 5.6 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 682.9 mb

Highest pressure… 688.9 mb on day 11

Lowest pressure…. 675.6 mb on day 8

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10519 ft/ 3206 m

Highest physio-alt = 10794 ft/ 3290 m on day 8

Lowest physio-alt  = 10296 ft/ 3138 m on day 11

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 4

Days clear………………. 3

Days partly cloudy……….. 3

Days cloudy……………… 1

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 13.5

Percent of possible….. 56

Visibility:

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

Balloon flight data:

Number of soundings for the week….. 9

Average height of soundings………. 27.2 mb, or 24538 meters

Highest sounding………………… 12.6 mb, or 29261 meters on day 08/12Z 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

 

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

 

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Weekly Climate Summary for 15 March 2014 through 21 March 2014 UTC South Pole Station, Antarctica

Temperature:

Average temp… -55.4°C / -67.8°F

Maximum temp… -42.2°C / -44.0°F on day 15

Minimum temp… -65.0°C / -85.0°F on day 21

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 8.3 mph or 7.2 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid East

Maximum wind speed………. 23 mph or 20 knots on day 15

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Southeast

Average vectored wind……. 094 degrees at 5.7 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 681.0 mb

Highest pressure… 687.2 mb on day 17

Lowest pressure…. 675.2 mb on day 21

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10591 ft/ 3228 m

Highest physio-alt = 10811 ft/ 3295 m on day 21

Lowest physio-alt  = 10358 ft/ 3157 m on day 17

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 5

Days clear………………. 0

Days partly cloudy……….. 4

Days cloudy……………… 3

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 3.0

Percent of possible….. 13

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………. 25.4 mb, or 24437 meters

Highest sounding………………… 21.8 mb, or 25365 meters on day 20/00Z 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

 

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

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -60.4°C / -76.8°F

Maximum temp… -54.7°C / -66.5°F on day 26

Minimum temp… -66.8°C / -88.2°F on day 27

Wind:

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

Prevailing wind direction… Grid Northeast

Maximum wind speed………. 24 mph or 21 knots on day 24

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Northeast

Average vectored wind……. 066 degrees at 9.5 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 671.4 mb

Highest pressure… 675.9 mb on day 27

Lowest pressure…. 666.1 mb on day 25

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10955 ft/ 3339 m

Highest physio-alt = 11159 ft/ 3401 m on day 25

Lowest physio-alt  = 10785 ft/ 3287 m on day 27

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 4

Days clear………………. 1

Days partly cloudy……….. 6

Days cloudy……………… 0

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 8.6

Percent of possible….. 36

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………. 28.5 mb, or 23936 meters

Highest sounding………………… 11.0 mb, or 29709 meters on day 22/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

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