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Bad smelling fog

  • 22-02-2018 3:43pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,449 ✭✭✭ bogwalrus


    I live outside macroom and there is a very bad smelling fog in the area. It seems to be many kilometers across so I don't think it is localised. I live high up so can see quite a distance. I read online that sometimes bad smelling fog can come from the sea but this smells very chemical based not like seaweed. Any ideas?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,449 ✭✭✭ bogwalrus


    I just looked at a weather map of current wind direction and notice that wind is coming from main land Europe. Could this smog have been pushed from Europe rather than originating from the sea?


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,121 Mod ✭✭✭✭ DOCARCH


    Noticed a dirty/brown looking haze in Dublin this morning.


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


    Any sign of tentacled creatures from the abyss wandering about in it? If so, the news isn't good...


  • Registered Users Posts: 157 ✭✭ odyboody


    bogwalrus wrote: »
    I live outside macroom and there is a very bad smelling fog in the area. It seems to be many kilometers across so I don't think it is localised. I live high up so can see quite a distance. I read online that sometimes bad smelling fog can come from the sea but this smells very chemical based not like seaweed. Any ideas?

    with the wind direction, probably just smelling Cork city:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,709 Cantona's Collars


    It's the fumes from the Cork snowshield being fired up and tested for next week. :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,449 ✭✭✭ bogwalrus


    endacl wrote: »
    Any sign of tentacled creatures from the abyss wandering about in it? If so, the news isn't good...

    I'm sure if I inhaled enough of it I would be seeing more than tentacles.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,449 ✭✭✭ bogwalrus


    Some google searching brought me to a page about vog which describes the sulfur smell and reddish grey appearance of the smog. However vog is owned from volcanic fumes and I don't think there are any active volcanoes nearby.


  • Registered Users Posts: 529 ✭✭✭ aisling86


    Im living in Macroom & there was a haze this morning driving to cork, it cleared around EMC, then driving home was the same. I didn't get any smell though.


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


    This has happened near me in the past and it was due to a large pig farm, the wind direction along with fog meant the smell was slowly carried and held then.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,148 ✭✭✭ positron


    DOCARCH wrote: »
    Noticed a dirty/brown looking haze in Dublin this morning.

    Dublin regularly gets a brown cover of smog thing, I will try and post a photo next time I see it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,591 gabeeg


    Smelly fog thread doing pretty well, given the day


  • Registered Users Posts: 258 ✭✭ Brianmeath


    Bad Guinness


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,591 gabeeg


    Don't remind me


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,034 garancafan


    Brianmeath wrote: »
    Bad Guinness
    Uh-uh. Bad Murphys.


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


    gabeeg wrote: »
    Smelly fog thread doing pretty well, given the day

    We need something to speculate over between model runs :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,317 ✭✭✭ ZX7R


    I remember asking my wife's late grandmother, what singes would tell her if snow was coming, she said a smell of rotten frog span would be smelled before a heavy snow, she was from eastern Europe


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,591 gabeeg


    Rougies wrote: »
    We need something to speculate over between model runs :pac:

    If smelly fog is all I can get, then smelly fog it is. I'll take it.

    Are there any models that can depict smelly fog?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,591 gabeeg


    ZX7R wrote: »
    I remember asking my wife's late grandmother, what singes would tell her if snow was coming, she said a smell of rotten frog span would be smelled before a heavy snow, she was from eastern Europe

    See I don't know what fresh frog spawn smells like, so this means nothing to me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,317 ✭✭✭ ZX7R


    gabeeg wrote: »
    See I don't know what fresh frog spawn smells like, so this means nothing to me.

    I don't know what either smell like


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,591 gabeeg


    Well I guess we'll have to take her at her word


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,591 gabeeg


    sdanseo wrote: »
    Main model updates at 2200, 0400, 1000 and 1600, ECM around 1830 and 0630

    In the intervening 6 and 12 hour periods expect coping mechanisms to kick in for those with less willpower

    I say we get to the bottom of this smelly fog business, once and for all


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,198 ✭✭✭ An Ri rua


    Its smelly snow you have to watch out for.
    Sneaks up on you one flake at a time.
    That's where the name weather bomb comes from. Stinkfest from on high


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,317 ✭✭✭ ZX7R


    gabeeg wrote: »
    I say we get to the bottom of this smelly fog business, once and for all

    Probably just a local farmer aggregating the slurry tank, and it just happened to be foggy at the same time


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,591 gabeeg


    An Ri rua wrote: »
    Its smelly snow you have to watch out for.
    Sneaks up on you one flake at a time.
    That's where the name weather bomb comes from. Stinkfest from on high

    Maquiladora?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,591 gabeeg


    ZX7R wrote: »
    Probably just a local farmer aggregating the slurry tank, and it just happened to be foggy at the same time

    Too easy.

    Its bound to be something far more complex.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,907 ✭✭✭✭ Kristopherus


    Might be the rotten smell of Brexit from across the pond !!!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,317 ✭✭✭ ZX7R


    gabeeg wrote: »
    Too easy.

    Its bound to be something far more complex.

    Chemtrails from a low flying jet


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


    gabeeg wrote: »
    If smelly fog is all I can get, then smelly fog it is. I'll take it.

    Are there any models that can depict smelly fog?

    Of course there are! :D

    sew3dIs.png


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,591 gabeeg


    ZX7R wrote: »
    Chemtrails from a low flying jet

    Dude, that makes no sense.

    If the government were secretly spraying us with all-sorts, why would they make it smell like crap?

    You've yet to truly commit to finding the truth


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,198 ✭✭✭ An Ri rua


    gabeeg wrote:
    Maquiladora?

    gabeeg wrote:
    If the government were secretly spraying us with all-sorts, why would they make it smell like crap?

    gabeeg wrote:
    Dude, that makes no sense.

    gabeeg wrote:
    You've yet to truly commit to finding the truth

    Chemical toilet from a low-flying jet ....


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