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Storm Callum Chat/Non Technical Discussion (Including Travel)

  • 11-10-2018 1:13pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,652 ✭✭✭ screamer


    At these times non-technical people do like to chat about planning for big weather events. Please chat away in here leaving the model and technical discussion in the other thread.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 83 ✭✭✭ ESMITH29


    Am I safe wearing a hat?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,652 ✭✭✭ screamer


    Next update of the main models will be 5pm so we won't know much more than we do already. Best advise I saw from Carlow weather guy was don't park cars overnight in areas prone to flooding! Goes without saying but I won't be surprised if we see floating cars tomorrow!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,122 ✭✭✭ c montgomery


    ESMITH29 wrote: »
    Am I safe wearing a hat?

    Only if you wear it down your pants


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,316 ✭✭✭ nthclare


    Will this storm be blowing offshore on the West coast ?
    Its just I'm hoping to get a surf in this weekend...

    An off shore on the western side makes the ocean flat calm, when there's a nice swell you'll get absolutely straight sets of wave's maybe every 15 minutes anything from 5 to 7 waves per set.

    The easterly wind holds the wave's up until they hit the shore, enabling the surfer to get a good line along the wave.

    When it's blowing onshore it's all choppy and messy.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,569 ✭✭✭ DominoDub


    This may help with wind direction confirmation.

    https://www.windy.com/?54.725,7.295,4


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  • Registered Users Posts: 81 ✭✭✭ KingBobby


    Apologies, I have deleted my "silly" question on the other thread.

    Perhaps I can ask here and I will word it differently. Is there a formula for working out the weight required to secure an object in relation to its surface area and the projected wind speed.

    Thanks in advance


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,416 ✭✭✭ sideswipe


    KingBobby wrote: »
    Apologies, I have deleted my "silly" question on the other thread.

    Perhaps I can ask here and I will word it differently. Is there a formula for working out the weight required to secure an object in relation to its surface area and the projected wind speed.

    Thanks in advance

    In fairness that question still looks silly here:D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,861 Mr.H


    Same formula for gravity speed but change gravity to wind speed? Maybe?


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,513 ✭✭✭✭ Hotblack Desiato


    KingBobby wrote: »
    Apologies, I have deleted my "silly" question on the other thread.

    Perhaps I can ask here and I will word it differently. Is there a formula for working out the weight required to secure an object in relation to its surface area and the projected wind speed.

    Thanks in advance

    Sure, what's the coefficient of lift of the object in question in the wind direction in question? :p

    "12 pages in and it still needs to be explained to some posters why this guy ended up where he did. It probably explains why so many gobshites get elected in this country."



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,324 ✭✭✭ The One Doctor


    KingBobby wrote: »
    Apologies, I have deleted my "silly" question on the other thread.

    Perhaps I can ask here and I will word it differently. Is there a formula for working out the weight required to secure an object in relation to its surface area and the projected wind speed.

    Thanks in advance

    No, it depends on a lot of things... How heavy it is, the aerodynamics of the object, predicted wind direction. Just anchor it to the heaviest thing you can find.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 191 ✭✭ selassie


    Safe enough to travel within Dublin tomorrow between 7-9?


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,114 Mod ✭✭✭✭ DOCARCH


    selassie wrote: »
    Safe enough to travel within Dublin tomorrow between 7-9?

    Should be o.k., but keep an eye on forecasts as a smaller secondary system may move up the Irish Sea tomorrow afternoon giving strong winds to the east coast.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,872 ✭✭✭ Dickerty


    ESMITH29 wrote: »
    Am I safe wearing a hat?

    Not if it looks like this -

    60225-2.jpg?1532329435


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 302 ✭✭ Muscles Schultz


    When is this starting? No wind yet


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


    Will it be windy enough for flying a kite?



























    Or will it be too windy?


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,114 Mod ✭✭✭✭ DOCARCH


    When is this starting? No wind yet

    When it gets windy.


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


    When is this starting? No wind yet


    Half against 13 on Blurnsday the 41st of Smarch


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 610 Andy Magic


    When is this starting? No wind yet

    5:30pm when you leave the office as usual :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,299 ✭✭✭ jammiedodgers


    MJohnston wrote: »
    Half against 13 on Blurnsday the 41st of Smarch

    Lousy Smarch Weather


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,277 ✭✭✭✭ Galilea Dead Translator


    Been a scorcher of a day here in Kerry.
    Very balmy.

    Cloud starting to form and the trampoline is in the shed. I'm on top of a hillso should be fun tonight.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 893 ✭✭✭ PLL


    KingBobby wrote: »
    Apologies, I have deleted my "silly" question on the other thread.

    Perhaps I can ask here and I will word it differently. Is there a formula for working out the weight required to secure an object in relation to its surface area and the projected wind speed.

    Thanks in advance


    Are you trampoline guy? Fierce funny them getting annoyed at you


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,872 ✭✭✭ Dickerty


    Andy Magic wrote: »
    5:30pm when you leave the office as usual :eek:

    I'll be on the bike at about 5 near the Dublin quays, so should start gusting at 5:01...


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,563 ✭✭✭ acequion


    I'm due to fly from Kerry to Dublin at 7.30 am on Sat morning. How are things looking for Saturday? Any likelihood of flight cancellations then?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,302 ✭✭✭ sjb25


    DOCARCH wrote: »
    When it gets windy.

    ..


  • Registered Users Posts: 289 ✭✭ boomtown1


    Anyone know when we will hear from the Emergency meeting? Was there a meeting before Ali?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,707 ✭✭✭ igCorcaigh


    Cork city Council :

    Roads & parking areas along low-lying quays in Cork city centre may suffer localised spot flooding at high tide this evening (19.56) and tomorrow morning (08.15). Traffic restrictions will be in place from approx' 17.00hrs today, Thursday, through to 10.00hrs, Friday. The restrictions will apply to Morrison’s Island, Union Quay, Wandesford Quay, Frenches Quay and Crosses Green.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,114 Mod ✭✭✭✭ DOCARCH


    acequion wrote: »
    I'm due to fly from Kerry to Dublin at 7.30 am on Sat morning. How are things looking for Saturday? Any likelihood of flight cancellations then?

    Should be fine....should have all passed by tomorrow evening.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,532 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    When is this starting? No wind yet

    Patience, grasshopper!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,696 ✭✭✭ fonecrusher1


    Looks like the storm center is heading North.


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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 21,857 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Kiith


    Looks like the storm center is heading North.

    So it should mostly miss us? Or is North earlier than expected bad?


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