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Amber Snow Alert

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    Closed Accounts Posts: 22,785 Black Briar


    Hi everybody.

    I'm temporarally closing the current indications thread so all discussion on the now imminent cold snap to be had in here.

    Discuss away to your hearts content.

    Amber alert *may* be raised to Red before the end of the w/end


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  • Sorry, maybe i'm missing something but where did you get this information from ?
    From the content of your post you'd swear we were heading for an ice age.

    "Red Alert", Can you explain what this term means exactly?

    From rte:

    3 Day Outlook:
    Friday will be a mostly cloudy, breezy day with a fresh to strong westerly wind later veering west to northwest. There will be some rain at times, but it clear from the north during the evening. Frost likely Friday night. Saturday and Sunday will be brighter, but much colder days with sunny periods and a few scattered showers, some wintry in places.

    davej




  • how often do those GFS runs take place. I still seeing 00z images




  • davej wrote:
    Sorry, maybe i'm missing something but where did you get this information from ?
    davej
    Yup you are slightly it seems :)
    This is an internet discussion board for weather enthusiasts.
    If you read the current indications sticky thread you will get a feel for this.
    I am not going to comment on Met Éireanns forecast except to say , it will most likely be updated ;) but closer to the time frame we are discussing.




  • how often do those GFS runs take place. I still seeing 00z images

    For to get them post haste you would have to pay for premium services

    Oh and for clarity purposes, the risk of snow fall at this stage in Eastern counties from Sunday night onwards is in my view amber ie I think it will be just about cold enough for snow to settle.
    It's impossible at this stage to pin down the detail as to precipitation but with winds turning north East and possibly Easterly, very cold air is looking likely to be sucked close to us.
    Snow showers are likely especially in the North and East but not guaranteed at this stage.


    (and yes weathercheck I guess I have the ramping gloves off now-def con 4 though not any higher yet :p)




  • davej wrote:
    Sorry, maybe i'm missing something but where did you get this information from ?
    From the content of your post you'd swear we were heading for an ice age.

    "Red Alert", Can you explain what this term means exactly?

    From rte:

    3 Day Outlook:
    Friday will be a mostly cloudy, breezy day with a fresh to strong westerly wind later veering west to northwest. There will be some rain at times, but it clear from the north during the evening. Frost likely Friday night. Saturday and Sunday will be brighter, but much colder days with sunny periods and a few scattered showers, some wintry in places.

    davej

    met.ie

    3 Day Outlook:
    Apart from isolated showers near north coasts, Friday night will be mostly dry but cold in a brisk northwest wind. A sharp frost will form in sheltered inland areas. Saturday will be a cold bright day with sunshine and good dry spells, but scattered wintry type showers will affect some areas - especially north coasts later in the day. Winds will veer north while staying fresh. After a widespread and sharp frost on Saturday night, Sunday will be a very cold day with variable cloud and some sunshine, but showers will develop again and many will be of hail or sleet. The first half of next week will be cold with frosty nights and wintry showers by day.


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  • Expect constant changes even in that Felix.
    For instance this morning at 755 on radio one Evelyn Cusack mentioned heavy wintry showers in northern and Eastern areas in the first half of the week.




  • Hello all :D:D:D

    Well what can i say these are quite simply the best charts
    i have EVER seen :D

    Not only are we entering a cold snap but a prolonged freeze my friends :eek: :D

    Present indications suggest upto and over 8-10 days of this :D

    So what does it all mean?

    Daytime temperatures getting upto around 3 or 4c at a maximum,
    hard frosts lasting through the day, moderate and sometimes heavy
    snow showers hugging eastern coasts, also thrown into the back are
    the prospects for more prolonged periods of snow. Eyes on the possible
    prolonged spell of snow are on Monday where a little feature developes
    to the west of Ireland and should deliver a pasting to eastern counties.

    Im not feeling the best this morning otherwise i'd crash the board
    with all my posts :D;)




  • Earthman wrote:
    Expect constant changes even in that Felix.
    For instance this morning at 755 on radio one Evelyn Cusack mentioned heavy wintry showers in northern and Eastern areas in the first half of the week.

    true. Looking forward to the Sunday evening forecast!




  • Felix it will be the classic upgrading that goes on in any
    weather organization, by tomorrow they'll mentions snow
    and so on so on..

    At the moment i wouldnt think there'd be much snow in the west
    until maybe Tuesday onwards but in the east from Saturday
    night onwards. Small amounts at first before possible longer
    prolonged periods of snow on a bitter easterly wind. It will really
    feel bitter out there, i hope people are prepared for it because it's
    a cold spell worse than many have probably seen for at least 4 years ;)

    Remember Earthman we were posting fantasy dream posts about
    an Easterly earlier this winter :D:D:D :eek: :D




  • This does look good. :)

    Earthman, what are the chances of 1982 proportions, this far out from early next week? February 1982 was thee classic freeze for the eastern half, and nothing since can compare with it. Drifts, navvy shovels, the works! :D


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  • Im not feeling the best this morning otherwise i'd crash the board
    with all my posts

    dont look at the T+384 GFS until your feeling better might do more harm to your health dthan good its FI and back again several times




  • Remember Earthman we were posting fantasy dream posts about
    an Easterly earlier this winter :D:D:D :eek: :D

    Well I dont know whether its my fantasy now ;)

    That said, I would urge any amatuer forecasters not to be issueing warnings about public safety with this-Leave that to the professionals please.

    The specefic details of what is going to happen are not pinned down yet-all I will say is that the air source heading this way is from western Russia(last time I looked) now that could change or veer slightly.Theres also an intense pool of cold over Norway thats been to the Oslo Bord Fáilte office and has asked what the Guinness is like :D




  • DMC wrote:
    This does look good. :)

    Earthman, what are the chances of 1982 proportions, this far out from early next week? February 1982 was thee classic freeze for the eastern half, and nothing since can compare with it. Drifts, navvy shovels, the works! :D

    Impossible to say-I'll have more time to investigate further later.
    If the air from my last post gets here then the Irish sea could churn some whoppers into you.
    It's well capable-unfortunately in recent years any cold has came from northerlies and the Irish sea showers have headed for wales.
    With an Easterly theres no dragons for them this time :D

    Blooming work :D




  • Im not feeling the best this morning otherwise i'd crash the board
    with all my posts
    LOL @ weathercheck...we are spared the emoticon overload.




  • I hope the ESB call off their strike for this weekend....

    http://www.breakingnews.ie


    Power cuts likely as ESB technicians mount strike action
    17/02/2005 - 8:51:43 AM

    Power cuts are likely in some parts of the country this weekend due to planned industrial action by ESB technicians.

    The workers, members of the TEEU, are expected to refuse to carry out repairs between tomorrow and Monday as part of a dispute over the position of worker-director Joe LaCumbre.

    Mr LaCumbre, who is also ESB deputy chairman, has claimed he was effectively dismissed from the position due to a row with the chairman, Tadhg O’Donoghue, over the company’s €511m pension deficit.

    It is unclear if any efforts are being made to avert the planned strike action.




  • Earthman wrote:
    This is an internet discussion board for weather enthusiasts.

    Ok sorry for posting :)

    From your own charter:
    It is a place for all things meteorology related and a home for enthusiasts and newbies alike to the subject.

    Having said that, I have learned something. I've had a look at the GFS charts and they seem interesting. I won't clog up your thread with any more off topic stuff :)

    davej




  • Ah Dave sometimes I hate the internet because the written word contains so much less than the spoke.
    By what I said, if I was actually having voice communications with you-weather enthusiasts are talking out in the open here about a probable interesting event.
    And we do answer questions aswell as welcome noobs :)




  • Excellant 6z GFS :D

    Winds Shifting Northeasterly
    http://www.wetterzentrale.com/pics/Rtavn841.gif

    Feeling damn cold maxima around 5c in the far west
    and light snow showers hugging the east with temperatures
    of around 1 or 2c :D

    Dreaming or what!

    I'll be issuing an update on my thoughts later so beware :D :eek: ;)

    And to people who are just watching from the background.

    We are heading into a 7 day or more freeze...
    No petty 1 day cold snap this is the proper cold right out of
    the 80's textbook. Snow in the east with bitter temperatures
    and chances of prolonged snow also. It's all starting late Saturday
    and lasting all the way through next week and possibly further :eek:

    infact the mean ensemble goes for a 12 day freeze :D;)

    I also wonder what are weather will be like after this cold
    spell!? The weather pattern will be completely shifted with
    the azores high killed off and the atlantic full of little
    LP's, this summer if i was predicting that far ahead could be a washout ;)




  • I really cant believe what is happening :eek:

    I really have dreamt of charts like these..these
    are nearly like the ones from the archives which
    i look at and drool :eek:

    This is the real crap folks :D

    http://www.wetterzentrale.com/pics/Rtavn1381.gif

    And i dont think i'll be going to school much next week :D




  • :eek: :eek:

    Living a dream?

    http://www.wetterzentrale.com/pics/Rtavn1441.gif

    I damn hope so :D

    Infact we may just get sick of it :D


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  • English MetO early warning :D
    Here is an ADVANCED WARNING of Heavy Snow affecting Northern Scotland, Eastern Scotland, South West Scotland, Northern Ireland, North West England, North East England, The Midlands, Wales, South West England, Central Southern England, South East England and East Anglia AND Lincolnshire.
    Issued by the Met Office at 09:56 on Thursday, 17 February 2005.
    This is the first warning of disruption due to Heavy Snow and Ice.
    Colder weather over the weekend is a prelude to more persistent snow and icy conditions and risk of disruption across southern and eastern Britain for next week. This early warning captures the wintry transition this weekend, focusing on the initial potential disruption from snow and ice. A further early warning will be issued this weekend to cover likely disruption next week.
    On Saturday, scattered sleet or snow showers are likely in northern and eastern coastal parts, more particularly upland areas, and less confidently parts of Wales and the southwest of England but the threat of disruption is low.
    Sunday, snow showers will begin to extend further inland across England from the east coast, with the risk of outbreaks of more persistent snow spreading across much of England and Wales during Monday, possibly also affecting eastern and southern Scotland and eastern Northern Ireland. Local accumulations of 3-5cm are likely across much of England and Wales, with 5-10cm possible in upland parts exposed to the northeasterly winds. Monday morning appears particularly at risk and is considered the most likely to bring widespread dangerous driving conditions and disruption to transport services.
    For enquiries regarding this warning - please contact your regional Met Office.
    Transmitted by the Met Office at 09:56 on Thursday 17 February

    This warning will be updated around 0900 tomorrow Friday 18th February For enquiries regarding this warning - please contact your regional Met Office.
    Transmitted by the Met Office at 09:56 on Thursday 17 February

    looking good for eastern counties :D




  • Could any of you pros' please tell me what the weather is likely to be like at Dub airport o Wednesday morning. I'm supposed to be flying to Naples. :eek:
    Surely it won't be bad enough to affect flights will it? :(







  • Im not feeling the best this morning otherwise i'd crash the board
    with all my posts :D;)

    LOL wouldn't that be just most ironic.

    Feets of snow and you too sick........ :p:p




  • Now now Mothman i'd get around it somehow :D
    I aint that bad or i wouldnt be typing this :D

    Wednesday Morning..flying..

    Well i reckon the flight will go but there will be delays for
    clearing the runway etc.. But putting detail on wednesday
    is difficult you couldnt rule out temporary blizzards throughout
    next week so keep watching ;)

    Here's Wednesday's chart
    http://www.wetterzentrale.com/pics/Rtavn1561.gif

    Very cold maxima around 1 or 2c in the east, periods of heavy
    snow on a bitter easterly wind ;)




  • Now now Mothman i'd get around it somehow :D
    I aint that bad or i wouldnt be typing this :D

    Wednesday Morning..flying..

    Well i reckon the flight will go but there will be delays for
    clearing the runway etc.. But putting detail on wednesday
    is difficult you couldnt rule out temporary blizzards throughout
    next week so keep watching ;)

    Here's Wednesday's chart
    http://www.wetterzentrale.com/pics/Rtavn1561.gif

    Very cold maxima around 1 or 2c in the east, periods of heavy
    snow on a bitter easterly wind ;)

    :eek: :eek: thanks, I think. Keeping fingers crossed.
    One upside though, apparently today they brought in new compensation payment regulations for delayed flights etc. :)




  • nice to see your still standing after that run weather check i was expecting this to finnish you off. (by the way that chart is off in fairyland before anyone gets excited about it.

    its looking nice though Im not making any predictions as I am not qualified, but nice none the less.




  • kleefarr wrote:
    Could any of you pros' please tell me what the weather is likely to be like at Dub airport o Wednesday morning. I'm supposed to be flying to Naples. :eek:
    Surely it won't be bad enough to affect flights will it? :(
    at this stage it's hard to say.
    All I'm reasonably confident of is showers hitting the East coast.
    These are a hit and miss affair, some may get lots and some may get few or none.
    I couldnt predict disruption on wenesday this far out.
    But if I was flying on monday, tuesday or wenesday I would be concerned because you know what they are like out there... even an inch of snow/ice and theres delays.
    God help us if we lived in Eastern Canada.




  • Me like :D Me Like :D:D

    http://129.13.102.67/pics/brack3a.gif

    :eek: :D:D


    http://217.160.75.104/pics/brack4a.gif

    :D:D

    Smiley overload :D

    Earthman what are your honest feeling about the charts
    worse than 2001?? :D




  • I aint begrudging this one for Sunday either
    http://129.13.102.67/pics/brack2a.gif

    :D


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  • Earthman what are your honest feeling about the charts
    worse than 2001?? :D

    They look very similar to February 1991 iirc
    We got about 8 inches of snow here that time from heavy Irish sea showers.
    And some of those were total white outs that would put the Xmas snow to shame.
    This is only a week later so that makes no difference.
    In short, theres a very good chance of significant snow from this if the charts continue like this which they mightnt.

    Incidently the hit and miss of 91 meant Dublin got a lot less than us that time.
    That cold snowy snap only lasted a few days though.


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