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Wintry spell with Snow and Ice warnings week of 20-3-17

  • 19-03-2017 2:35pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 581 ✭✭✭ Captain Snow


    This is probally in response to the recent SSW.

    A :Dnice Terribly cold wintery outbreak for next week.

    To early to say but a very unstable easterly from Wednesday with a low in the Irish sea.

    Maybe a lot of very wet snow Showers.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,440 ✭✭✭ pad199207


    How is this "nice" ?

    Seriously ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,664 ✭✭✭✭ JCX BXC


    It's march gway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,554 ✭✭✭✭ sryanbruen


    Ah please. Firstly, what are you talking about, SSW? There was no SSW. There was a stratospheric warming which was not up to the standard of a SSW. Sorry, SSW is just a very technical and strict definition :cool:.

    Secondly, it's March like. Go away snow. Roll on the settled, dry and warm weather of next weekend!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 581 ✭✭✭ Captain Snow


    528Dam line covering Ireland Monday to Thursday. Ninja Snow Territory.

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 15,171 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gonzo


    it's kinda depressing we are getting this now, not 2 months ago. Hopefully there won't be many showers.


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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,455 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    528Dam line covering Ireland Monday to Thursday. Ninja Snow Territory.

    Was just going to put up that chart, wont be putting away the winter clothes yet!

    IMO Will certainly see white mountain tops from this . As for lower lying snow there is a fair bit of precipitation predicted at various times and with those cold night time temperatures you would expect some snow during the dark hours. Temperature during the day would seem too high for snow to stick, possibly wintry sleety stuff. Will be watching out for Cb's tomorrow with a risk of hail and thunder. Interesting spell of weather.

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,455 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    The Jet giving a helping hand bringing all that cold air mass over the country the week coming .

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    Very cold 500 hPa Temps , polar low perhaps ?

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    Looks like plenty of precipitation feeding down over the country at times.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 581 ✭✭✭ Captain Snow


    The Jet giving a helping hand bringing all that cold air mass over the country the week coming .

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    Very cold 500 hPa Temps , polar low perhaps ?

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    Looks like plenty of precipitation feeding down over the country at times.

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    Its unfortunate that there is a lot of energy coming out of North America. But with this cold plunge the setting up of high pressure over us, we could also see a more prolonged cool period but with clear blue skies over Ireland later in the week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,307 ✭✭✭✭ nacho libre


    I cant muster any enthusiasm for snow at this time of year, that might leave a dusting overnight, which is all gone by late morning the next day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,664 ✭✭✭✭ JCX BXC


    I'd muster excitement from a few hailstones at this stage. I feel sorry for all the primary school children here who are too young to remember 2010 in any detail, it hasn't snowed here in West Clare in years.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,358 ✭✭✭ highdef


    The latest GFS charts for Tuesday night are stunning.....taking them with massive pinches of salt though. It's showing significant accumulations of snow in many parts, especially the midlands.

    Arpege is not quite buying it however it is showing that the guts of a foot of snow will accumulate on the Dublin/Wicklow mountains next week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,664 ✭✭✭✭ JCX BXC


    Showers of sleet in the forecast for Dublin, Knock and Shannon airports from tomorrow evening, with Belfast even forecasting a chance of snow!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,676 ✭✭✭ Skatedude


    YEAA, winter is coming, Again


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,795 ✭✭✭✭ Kermit.de.frog


    Snow very possible Monday night in to Tuesday to lowest levels and then a bigger chance of more prolonged frontal snow.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,419 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    Oh DEAR! And there I was thinking I need not buy any more coal this winter...

    Looks........ cold...


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,664 ✭✭✭✭ JCX BXC


    From Met Eireann

    "It will turn cold quickly after dark with frost setting in early tonight. There will be fairly widespread showers too, with some falling as sleet and snow even at low levels. They will be heaviest and most frequent in the western half of the country, where a few centimetres are likely, especially so on high ground. Lowest temperatures between +1 and -1 C., with icy patches also. Fresh southwesterly winds, will be strong and gusty along the Atlantic Seaboard and will quite blustery on northern coasts"

    Could well see some snow here in West Clare this evening!


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,419 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    JCX BXC wrote: »
    From Met Eireann

    "It will turn cold quickly after dark with frost setting in early tonight. There will be fairly widespread showers too, with some falling as sleet and snow even at low levels. They will be heaviest and most frequent in the western half of the country, where a few centimetres are likely, especially so on high ground. Lowest temperatures between +1 and -1 C., with icy patches also. Fresh southwesterly winds, will be strong and gusty along the Atlantic Seaboard and will quite blustery on northern coasts"

    Could well see some snow here in West Clare this evening!

    Two squally icy showers up here in the last hour; rainbow and bitter wind.

    West Connemara; 400 asl, with steep mountains sheer behind the cottage.


  • Registered Users Posts: 581 ✭✭✭ Captain Snow


    M6 Buoy Report Dew Point 0.3C already.

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    Some cold air coming.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,795 ✭✭✭✭ Kermit.de.frog




  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,455 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    Beefier looking cloud moving inland here in Kerry now.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,440 ✭✭✭ pad199207


    Met Eireann warning for Snow overnight


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,664 ✭✭✭✭ JCX BXC


    Dublin airport forecasting a chance of moderate snow showers from 4am to 12pm.

    Shannon airport forecasting temporary moderate snow showers from 9pm tonight to 9am tomorrow.

    Cork airport has a chance of both snow showers and sleet showers from 5am to 12pm.

    Knock airport has temporary sleet from 9pm and snow from 1am.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,455 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    National Weather Warnings

    Met Eireann


    STATUS YELLOW

    Snow-ice Warning for Ireland
    Showers of snow are expected at times overnight and during Tuesday morning. Some accumulations are likely, 1 to 3 centimetres locally, but possibly more on hills and mountains in the western half of the country.
    Some dangerous driving conditions can be expected as road temperatures are likely to be close to freezing or below. Valid from 20/2000 to 21/1200.

    Issued:Monday 20 March 2017 09:00
    Valid:Monday 20 March 2017 20:00 to Tuesday 21 March 2017 12:00


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,391 ✭✭✭ Oscar Bravo


    Shower of heavy sleet/hail just now(castlebar)


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,455 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    Looking very cold tonight, all depends on the amount of precipitation now.

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    Looks like a good share of precipitation tomorrow evening too...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,419 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    I see!

    Well, I was going out tomorrow but will think again.. the track up here has sheer drops on one side and rocks on the other. One skid...

    Crazy weather; the corrugated roof here ticks when the sun is out and it is singing its erratic tune now but that wind has ice on its breath.

    No one seems ... enthusiastic this time?


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,455 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    Quite breezy into the evening and overnight giving a fair windchill

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,460 ✭✭✭ Kamili


    Graces7 wrote: »
    I see!

    Well, I was going out tomorrow but will think again.. the track up here has sheer drops on one side and rocks on the other. One skid...

    Crazy weather; the corrugated roof here ticks when the sun is out and it is singing its erratic tune now but that wind has ice on its breath.

    No one seems ... enthusiastic this time?

    Its supposed to be spring. Daylight savings changes at the weekend too.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 9,005 ✭✭✭ pilly


    Graces7 wrote: »
    I see!

    Well, I was going out tomorrow but will think again.. the track up here has sheer drops on one side and rocks on the other. One skid...

    Crazy weather; the corrugated roof here ticks when the sun is out and it is singing its erratic tune now but that wind has ice on its breath.

    No one seems ... enthusiastic this time?

    I think we've gotten our hopes up too many times Grace. :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,847 ✭✭✭ pauldry


    wasnt really taking heed of this as just though the usual wind wintry shower mix of March where even if its snow it just blows away. But you guys are all up on this so maybe we might get something out of it though I fear Ill be telling my kids in the morning "well it snowed in Ballymote and Tubbercurry" but wer too near the sea. Alternatively the opposite sometimes occurs and we in Sligo get the old morning snow that melts by 10am

    For sure its going to be ficeen freezing this week as Winter has a late blast

    In the past hour the temp has dropped to 5.6c still dropping


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