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Storm Fionn: PM Tues 16th/AM Weds 17th, Jan 2018

  • 16-01-2018 11:57am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 12,555 ✭✭✭✭ sryanbruen


    STATUS ORANGE

    Wind Warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry
    This evening and for a time tonight, storm Fionn will bring very strong westerly winds to Atlantic coastal counties with mean wind speeds of 65 to 80 km/h and gusts of up to 120 km/hr, strongest near coasts with a risk of flooding.

    Issued:Tuesday 16 January 2018 10:00
    Valid:Tuesday 16 January 2018 15:00 to Wednesday 17 January 2018 03:00

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  • Registered Users Posts: 579 Soccarboy11


    Storm fionn, so we have a name then!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,555 ✭✭✭✭ sryanbruen


    Storm fionn, so we have a name then!

    Yes but it's for tonight, not Wednesday night, I just noticed.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,555 ✭✭✭✭ sryanbruen


    STATUS YELLOW

    Wind Warning for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford
    Update on previous warning:

    Today and tonight, westerly winds will reach mean winds speeds of 55 to 65 km/h with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h.

    Issued:Tuesday 16 January 2018 10:00
    Valid:Tuesday 16 January 2018 11:00 to Wednesday 17 January 2018 03:00

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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,109 Mod ✭✭✭✭ DOCARCH


    OK....this thread is for (named) Storm Fionn....for tonight.

    Other thread is for expected (separate) wind 'event'/potential storm tomorrow night.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,347 ✭✭✭✭ MJohnston


    Well this one snuck up while we were all focused on the snow charts, I guess!

    ECM:

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    I guess this is part of the concern?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,347 ✭✭✭✭ MJohnston


    AROME:

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    ICON:

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    WRF:

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    Not a particularly widespread or long-term event this one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,728 ✭✭✭ Rebelbrowser


    Blizzards later? (he asked hopefully.....)


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,347 ✭✭✭✭ MJohnston


    Blizzards later? (he asked hopefully.....)

    Looking at the AROME charts, Devon/Cornwall might actually be in for some fun of that nature


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,460 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    Fairly wild and gusty in Kerry already, massive hail and rain showers sweeping through, winds picking up all morning . Looks like 3 nights of broken sleep in a row coming up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,555 ✭✭✭✭ sryanbruen


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,291 ✭✭✭✭ vicwatson




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,526 ✭✭✭ Darwin


    Some interesting points there from Liam Dutton, but a bit surprising he chose to use social media to show his exasperation.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,555 ✭✭✭✭ sryanbruen


    Darwin wrote: »
    Some interesting points there from Liam Dutton, but a bit surprising he chose to use social media to show his exasperation.

    You should see some of his tweets, he's an absolute legend, there needs to be more people like him.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,653 ✭✭✭✭ ninebeanrows


    The less said about this the better


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,951 ✭✭✭ munsterlegend


    The less said about this the better

    About Fionn or Liam?! Or both?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,653 ✭✭✭✭ ninebeanrows


    About Fionn or Liam?! Or both?
    Haha I was referring to Fionn!


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,847 ✭✭✭✭ Villain


    Gust of 89 knots at Fastnet Lighthouse earlier!!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,434 ✭✭✭ fepper


    Storm seems to getting stronger here in north Kerry with some nasty gusts with hail/sleet


  • Registered Users Posts: 501 ✭✭✭ Mr_A


    Villain wrote: »
    Gust of 89 knots at Fastnet Lighthouse earlier!!

    Gust of 88 in latest update: https://twitter.com/FastnetLHouse/status/953300129834000390


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,460 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    Ferocious gusty hail shower going through atm, gusts are rocking the car inside Tralee town.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,653 ✭✭✭✭ ninebeanrows


    Gust of 74 knots at Mace Head @4pm. So that is a gust to 137kph!
    So Fionn going strictly by the Orange level wind warning = Storm naming was merited.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,520 nagdefy


    Gust of 74 knots at Mace Head @4pm. So that is a gust to 137kph!
    So Fionn going strictly by the Orange level wind warning = Storm naming was merited.

    That's a red gust, over 130km per hour is it not?


  • Registered Users Posts: 396 ✭✭ cyclops999


    M6 buoy at 16:00
    Wind Speed 45 gust 68 Kts
    Wave Height 14 meters


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,520 nagdefy


    Liam's twitter post was more than a little condescending towards 'our boys', hope someone tweets him back (if that's how it works?!) with that info.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,198 ✭✭✭✭ M.T. Cranium


    Pardon my ignorance living so far away, but who is Liam?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,520 nagdefy




  • Registered Users Posts: 12,555 ✭✭✭✭ sryanbruen


    Pardon my ignorance living so far away, but who is Liam?

    He's a qualified UKMO weather forecaster, used to work with BBC weather but now works for Channel 4 News.

    http://www.liamdutton.com/liam-dutton-meteorologist

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,198 ✭✭✭✭ M.T. Cranium


    Thanks, more or less guessed right. I saw the earlier posts, just didn't know his association with Irish weather.

    Well, I have the feeling that a red alert may be coming for Kerry, Limerick and Clare, possibly south Galway. M6 gusts above 65 knots are rare indeed. And recent gusts above 60 knots at Shannon also.

    Will be borderline red for sure until at least midnight.

    I am very interested in the next model run when they have the upper air data from Newfoundland and get a hold of the radar signature of the next storm, it really whipped across the Avalon at a high rate of speed. Currently the low appears to be around 150 miles east of St Johns NL.

    The 12z upper air charts have quite the jet stream across the central Atlantic and it is unusually strong at 250 mb near Ireland now, a bit further south than we normally see this feature. This is probably translating down to produce Fionn out of what is essentially just a westerly flow.


  • Registered Users Posts: 401 ✭✭ RoisinD


    Gust of 74 knots at Mace Head @4pm. So that is a gust to 137kph!
    So Fionn going strictly by the Orange level wind warning = Storm naming was merited.

    I think this has brought the worst winds of the winter so far around here. Bushes etc round here (don't do trees very well) uprooted, fencing looking dodgy. Tried to go out to car a few minutes ago (it is in what I would class as in a sheltered spot) and had to give up. Liam Dutton can stick his opinions where the sun don't shine.
    NW Clare


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,033 ✭✭✭ Oneiric 3


    It is during events like this that Maq is missed from this forum. Seems to be gone for a couple of years now.

    New Moon



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