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Snow showers likely in the northwest Tuesday night onward

  • 28-01-2018 9:57am
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    Registered Users Posts: 21,800 ✭✭✭✭ Kermit.de.frog


    And many other places in the country by early Wednesday morning.

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    Further sleet and snow showers through Wednesday (rain and hail in the southwest and immediate Atlantic coasts). There is the possibility of more prolonged showers or more prolonged snowfall effecting the east and north during Wednesday evening. Mostly rain in the west due to a strengthening Atlantic wind raising temperatures here. This is associated with a more organised band of precipitation from the northwest.

    2-5 cm through Tuesday night (particularly toward morning) seems probable in the northwest.

    Keep up to date, will have more later today.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 767 ✭✭✭ Snowbiee21


    Any updates on this ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,032 ✭✭✭ Oneiric 3


    Snowbiee21 wrote: »
    Any updates on this ?

    Looks a very messy affair with NW'ly winds warming up (relatively speaking) by Wednesday morning:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,800 ✭✭✭✭ Kermit.de.frog


    Snowbiee21 wrote: »
    Any updates on this ?

    Not really. Forecast is pretty much the same now word for word as in the OP. Northwest likely to see the most snow showers but wouldn't
    be surprised to see a dusting almost anywhere by daybreak on Wednesday...

    Also need to keep an eye on this feature later Wednesday moving down through the country from the north. Risk of snow on it's eastern flank in particular.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,800 ✭✭✭✭ Kermit.de.frog


    To follow up here the snow potential tonight in the northwest is from after 1 am. Temperatures here by the end of the night will generally be below freezing away from immediate coasts. This snow potential slowly drifting southward overnight and will effect many other places by daybreak.

    On Wednesday temperatures will range 1 - 4c. Snow showers highly likely in the north and border counties through the afternoon. Southwestern counties, particularly with height, could also see some sleet and snowfall.

    In the late afternoon/evening a more organised band of rain, sleet and snow moving south. The north and east most favored for snowfall from this.

    It will clear early tomorrow night - wintry showers for north facing coasts will follow. Mostly dry elsewhere. Cold, ice possible in eastern counties with frost elsewhere. -1 - +1c generally, coldest in the east.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,195 ✭✭✭ Gaoth Laidir


    Met Éireann only mention possibility of hill snow in the west and north. There's no real depth of cold airmass, so another sloppy mess at low levels.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,360 ✭✭✭ highdef


    I'm particularly interested in the following:

    In the late afternoon/evening a more organised band of rain, sleet and snow moving south. The north and east most favored for snowfall from this.

    .

    Any chance that you could elaborate with more detail on this?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,444 ✭✭✭ pad199207


    Met Éireann only mention possibility of hill snow in the west and north. There's no real depth of cold airmass, so another sloppy mess at low levels.

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


    Theres just a constant NW flow when it gets cold nowadays. Too messy for proper snow.

    Only time we seem to get a proper set up for snow is the June Bank Holiday weekend and then its 8c so thats also too warm.

    At least it was on 2 previous occasions


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


    Prob 30% of Snow Showers in Knock Airport from 3am-10am in the latest TAF.

    No confidence in this one myself, and im normally optimistic. Limited to only higher ground and well favoured locations.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,043 George Sunsnow


    JCX BXC wrote: »
    Prob 30% of Snow Showers in Knock Airport from 3am-10am in the latest TAF.

    No confidence in this one myself, and im normally optimistic. Limited to only higher ground and well favoured locations.

    Well here in Arklow it’s 3 degrees WARMER this evening than it was at this time yesterday


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


    STATUS YELLOW

    Snow-ice Warning for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Louth and Leitrim
    Risk of snow showers, especially over high ground, leading to accumulations up to 3cm.

    Issued:Tuesday 30 January 2018 15:00
    Valid:Wednesday 31 January 2018 03:00 to Wednesday 31 January 2018 15:00


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,043 George Sunsnow


    pauldry wrote: »
    Theres just a constant NW flow when it gets cold nowadays. Too messy for proper snow.

    Only time we seem to get a proper set up for snow is the June Bank Holiday weekend and then its 8c so thats also too warm.

    At least it was on 2 previous occasions

    Uppers even near the eastern seaboard of Canada on the gfs are circa -36 at 850 level if they’re to be believed
    The inevitable storms could pull down some of that not modified enough to rule out proper 1 day northwesterly snow showers at some point soon as opposed to tonight and tomorrow’s weak affair


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,183 ✭✭✭ sdanseo


    Thread needs a status yellow, anyone?

    For what it's worth:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 978 ✭✭✭ mountainy man


    Getting a mix of sleet and wet snow, and we not even in the yella warning zone :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,734 ✭✭✭ ch750536


    Raining hard here. Not even cold?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,189 ✭✭✭ Malayalam


    N. Leitrim. 100 metres elevation. Snow lying (about 1 cm) and snow falling..well a gritty kind of snow. Dark grey skies. It's been cold for the last 24 hours.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,201 ✭✭✭ ongarboy


    There was actually a flurry in Dublin 15 at about 7:45am.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,277 ✭✭✭✭ Gabrielle Cool Squabble


    Some slush on my car window vin Dublin 7 this morning


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,043 George Sunsnow


    Soft hail shower near Arklow
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    Dew point 1.2c
    Wet bulb 2.8c


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


    Snowing in Knock airport.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,299 ✭✭✭ sjb25


    Northwest? This is just between ferns and askamore in Wexford now


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,043 George Sunsnow


    sjb25 wrote: »
    Northwest? This is just between ferns and askamore in Wexford now

    That would be high ground :)


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


    Yes I live in the Northwest and there was actual snow showers this morning

    Spot on again Kernit the snow


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,299 ✭✭✭ sjb25


    That would be high ground :)

    It would :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,076 ✭✭✭ OldRio


    Snowing well in Leitrim. Very dark and cold. Snow is laying.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,836 ✭✭✭✭ Rock Lesnar


    Snowing in meath, well my area of it anyway


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


    Bright, Sunny and barely a cloud here in South Dublin, no sign of snow, not even a frost this morning. There was rain overnight though. about 2 degrees


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,836 ✭✭✭✭ Rock Lesnar


    Snowing in meath, well my area of it anyway

    Fairly heavy shower for the last 20mins, but its not staying around, so it might as well be raining


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,148 ✭✭✭ amadangomor


    Snowing nicely in Kinnegad. Really nice watching it fall, with some big flakes fluttering down in slack winds.

    Sticking to cars and to the grass a bit but doesn't look like it will stick to paved surfaces.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,502 Amira Prehistoric Robber


    Sleet in Drogheda, feeling baltic.


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