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12-12-2011, 13:00   #31
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Glued to the forums this week. I have Boards colour scheme set on minimilist so it looks "worky".
Me too.
Interesting times ahead!!
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12-12-2011, 13:24   #32
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Helen Curran just said Blizzard like conditions in the NW tomorrow!
Didn't think she had it in her!!!!!
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Snow showers in ne and e later on Thursday. Blizzard like conditions in nw tomorrow.

RTE News at One weather was full of surprises. No reference to Thursday's potential storm as well.
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12-12-2011, 13:26   #34
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Peter,

So evocative, and before we moved to Ireland, been there, done that, shredded the T shirt in spades, the moors of South West England can be very unpredictable and weather exactly like you've described, other than possibly not quite as cold, is common, and because it's localised to the moors, people even 30 miles away don't realise how tricky it can be. Many the time it would be raining at home, and only 5 miles away, 800 Ft higher up, there could be up to 6" of wet snow in foggy blizzard conditions waiting for the unwary.
Hmmm. Not liking the sound of that.

Tell me, would Exeter or Plymouth or Newton Abbot be affected by the moors?
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12-12-2011, 13:50   #35
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The wind has really picked up here in the last hour. Heavy rain with it and feeling very cold.
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12-12-2011, 14:38   #36
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Some minor flooding in spots around Cork city at the moment. Nothing too bad, but it's still coming down hard out.
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12-12-2011, 15:22   #37
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Hmmm. Not liking the sound of that.

Tell me, would Exeter or Plymouth or Newton Abbot be affected by the moors?
in terms of snow, not much, as they are all relatively low level, so it could well be raining in any or all of them, but blizzard conditions on the moors.

What can be tricky is direct road between them, as the roads go over high ground, between Newton Abbot and Exeter you have the Haldon Hills range, with some steep gradients (A380) and altitude to add to the mix, and between Exeter and Plymouth Haldon hills again, but different road (A38) and then later, the southern edge of Dartmoor, but relatively low compared to the highest ground, which is further north, so not usually too serious, unless there's general snow across the whole area, in which case, the higher you are, the worse it gets.

Family live in Exeter, so know the area very well indeed. Still visit regularly, so know what's changing roads wise.

If the weather is really bad, there is an alternative route along the coast from Exeter to Newton Abbot, much lower, but still one or 2 tricky hills if there is general snow around.

Hope that helps

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Winds picking up in Waterford City, Average 31km/h Max gust 60km/h, 9.8mm of rain since Midnight.

www.waterfordcityweather.com/wxindex.php
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A nice few strikes appearing off the NW coast.
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12-12-2011, 16:37   #40
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Good evening Boardsies

Hope you're all well and have everything stowed away for the evening.

Settling in for the evening
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12-12-2011, 17:47   #41
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Coffee /
Beers /
Smokes /
Candles /
Batteries /
Lap & iPhone charging /
Garden debris removed /
Relations warned /
Fuel stocked up /
Cat in /
Car away from trees /
No work till Thursday /

Ok.... Bring it on.
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Right the kettles boiled. Let's keep the other thread for charts etc. if necessary I'll draw a chart of the path of the debris passing my window. We'll stay here and enjoy the show.

Seriously let's leave the other thread to the experts we'll learn a lot more reading what they have to say
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I've been passing the time by scrubbing and polishing my recently constructed rain gauge.

Thought it an appropriate activity for the evening that's in it
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Thunder right now in NE county Galway....
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Pasta and meat balls right now in North Dublin

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