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First Snowfall of the Winter

  • 07-10-2016 12:08am
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    Registered Users Posts: 17,665 ✭✭✭✭ JCX BXC


    Let's have a game, lighten up the forum!

    Let's guess when the first snowfall happens, and for bonus points where!

    My guess is 4th December, Knock Airport.

    Clarification:
    The location must be in Ireland, and can be on a hill but not a mountain.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,619 ✭✭✭ Rougies


    25th December, Cork Airport. :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 653 ✭✭✭ Cul a cnoic


    Carnacalla wrote: »
    Let's have a game, lighten up the forum!

    Let's guess when the first snowfall happens, and for bonus points where!

    My guess is 4th December, Knock Airport.

    Slieve Snaght in Donegal December 13th!


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,851 ✭✭✭✭ endacl


    Vladivstok. In a fortnight or so.


  • Registered Users Posts: 978 ✭✭✭ mountainy man


    November 12th at my house.

    I think I had the first snow last year on Nov 20th.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,493 ✭✭✭ Car99


    At what altitude are we talking? I can see mountains from my window and they'll get a snowy cap long before we'll see flakes at our level. They've already had first snow on scottish Highlands.
    Are we talking first snow at less than 500 ft above sea level or anywhere on the island?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,737 Missymoohaa


    I'll go Mountainy Man's house too but the 3rd December.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,544 ✭✭✭✭ Supercell


    It can easily happen to quite low levels this month - see these pics from seven years ago when I lived in Annamoe in Wicklow - http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=57727429

    Have a weather station?, why not join the Ireland Weather Network - http://irelandweather.eu/



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,213 ✭✭✭✭ M.T. Cranium


    Not saying this will be the first snow but I am expecting some widespread light snow in late November as patterns may try to emulate 2010 -- not that intense, but timing will be similar.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,167 ✭✭✭ droidman123


    2 new places in ireland i wasnt aware of,vladivstok and the scottish highlands.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,852 ✭✭✭ pauldry


    First snow November 28th at 0700am knock airport n mountainymans house


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,045 ✭✭✭ arctictree


    Supercell wrote: »
    It can easily happen to quite low levels this month - see these pics from seven years ago when I lived in Annamoe in Wicklow - http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=57727429

    Lovely October snow! I remember my earliest snow here was 21st October. Think it was 2003?


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 15,181 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gonzo


    first likely snow fall anywhere between Kerry and Donegal with atlantic snow showers sometime December. Mountainyman most likely to report first snow fall.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,468 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    I'm going to say for the craic The Mourne Mountains , Dec. 9th :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,466 Lumi


    I'm going with Dec 1st, Knock Airport


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,559 pedigree 6


    The Great Sugarloaf ,co.wicklow ( I think you could call that a hill) on the 19th of November.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,570 ✭✭✭✭ Rikand


    Slieve Bawn, Co. Roscommon
    1st December


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,498 ✭✭✭ SeaBreezes


    I rem in 2009 we got a week of snow down here in the Old head of Kinsale in Nov. A small amount and we were the only place who got it at the time, (didnt even get as far as ballinspittle) but will chance my arm and say Kinsale 29th Nov :-)

    Hope springs eternal...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,409 ✭✭✭ Jpmarn


    Probably 20th November at Knock and maybe the 30th for Shannon Airport.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,409 ✭✭✭ Jpmarn


    Probably 20th November at Knock and maybe the 30th for Shannon Airport.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 15,181 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gonzo


    31 October 2008, we had nearly 2 inchs of snow here, I was in Germany at the time, I remember reading much of Leinster had snow that day.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,337 ✭✭✭ jimbis


    I'm gonna take a stab at 29th November as its my birthday:pac: South Dublin foothills (think 3rock might be too high to qualify).


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    March 1st 2017 Derryveagh Mountains for a few hours!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,138 ✭✭✭ snaps


    I ment to post some pictures on the winter thread last week. Just getting around now to doing it. This was last thursday (06/10/16) in Southern Poland in my [email protected] 1010m ASL. My house had snow (650m ASL) but only about 5-10cm. Above 900m there was over 40cm.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,478 ✭✭✭ Comhrá


    I'll go for December 28th and Donegal.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,828 ✭✭✭ Nabber


    Snaps you are looking for boards.pl


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,138 ✭✭✭ snaps


    Nabber wrote: »
    Snaps you are looking for boards.pl

    Haha, I'm an ex pat that moved over to the eastside 3 years ago. I was a regular poster here before I made the switch.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,997 ✭✭✭ John mac


    another one for nov 28 knock (


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 150 ✭✭ Head Wreck


    February 8th.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,681 ✭✭✭✭ P_1


    November 18th, Glencree.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,213 ✭✭✭✭ M.T. Cranium


    I posted earlier without actually entering the contest, as far as measurable snow at weather stations, I will guess 20 Nov around Ballyhaise, Dunsany and possibly other locations in Leinster. There could be reports of snow on hills before that of course. From current charts it does not look too likely before second week of November.


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