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15-01-2020, 10:18   #1666
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I'm sure you have heard by now but the M6 at the M6/M18 junction was mayhem after that cell passed over, thick covering of hail on the road with cars sliding off and finishing up facing the wrong way.
Didn't hear that but heard a **** load of sirens yesterday eve about 7.30pm. Not sure where they were headed but hope there was no serious accident (I haven't heard anything anyway)
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15-01-2020, 10:29   #1667
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Didn't hear that but heard a **** load of sirens yesterday eve about 7.30pm. Not sure where they were headed but hope there was no serious accident (I haven't heard anything anyway)
Multiple accidents yesterday evening after a heavy shower of hail, the same thing has happened this morning following another shower of hail in the same place as yesterday, must be something wrong on the road surface in that location and of course speed don't help, thankfully no serious injuries.
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Multiple accidents yesterday evening after a heavy shower of hail, the same thing has happened this morning following another shower of hail in the same place as yesterday, must be something wrong on the road surface in that location and of course speed don't help, thankfully no serious injuries.
It's just perfectly lined up with Galway Bay so gets a fair share of its heavy showers as far as I have seen from years of radar watching.
Regarding the road surface, if you hit an inch of hail at 120kph on any surface you are going to know all about it, after that it is down to how you react and how other people around you react which will determine wheter or not you have an accident.
Leaving a 1 car gap at motorway speeds won't help either.
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15-01-2020, 10:51   #1669
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Saw plenty of lightning out west about 0630 this morning
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15-01-2020, 11:16   #1670
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I'm sure you have heard by now but the M6 at the M6/M18 junction was mayhem after that cell passed over, thick covering of hail on the road with cars sliding off and finishing up facing the wrong way.
Was sat at the 2km exit sign for 20 minutes or so around 830
Crawling with the tail back
Probably no harm !
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15-01-2020, 12:15   #1671
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Saw plenty of lightning out west about 0630 this morning
Saw those flashes out there earlier in the morning darkness myself. Once the daylight came, the impressive columns from these shower clouds were clearly visible and were easily defined as they moved through this part of the west.
The pic below is looking out beyond Castlebar before 8.30am as this incoming shower came in off Clew Bay. Left a nice bit of hail in its wake when it passed here.
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23-01-2020, 21:32   #1672
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Thunder snow possibly? https://www.irishpost.com/news/yello...es-snow-177734
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27-01-2020, 01:50   #1673
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Large hail setting off car alarms, lightning and loud bang of thunder Galway City.
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Large hail setting off car alarms, lightning and loud bang of thunder Galway City.
Just heard a rumble in north east of the county near Dunmore, Thought it was a cattle stampede lol!
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27-01-2020, 05:32   #1675
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A good thunderstorm over Castlebar currently.
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There was some clap of thunder in Galway at around 6am with hail.
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27-01-2020, 14:58   #1677
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There was some clap of thunder in Galway at around 6am with hail.
Yup, mad. Haven't seen lightning in a very long time so was nice to see.
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Good few flashes and rumble to be seen and heard from Galway city at the moment.
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07-02-2020, 23:04   #1679
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Thunder a few moments ago here near Tralee and the lights went out for a few seconds, gust of wind came and side swiped by a shower.



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Recent strikes near Ballybunion,Castlebar and Sligo.
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