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24-01-2020, 14:42   #16
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What? lol!
Lamp posts are snow detection devices.
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24-01-2020, 14:55   #17
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Lamp posts are snow detection devices.
Ah OK! Being out in the boonies we don't have such.... sophistications and my outside light is out....
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Been a while sine I've done some lamp post watching.
They changed the bulbs in my area to white LED. I'll miss seeing those flakes fall through the yellow glow
Too true on the new white LEDs.

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I have a funny feeling this is going to be a good one. Why do I think that? I got roped into a trip to Sweden for 3 days leaving early Sunday morning, and there is no snow on the forecast there, so they probably be loads here and I'll miss it!!
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No! Unlikely to be that disruptive.
Tee hee know what you mean. Indeed I'm not the best driving cross country during any white wintry conditions. I remember the flash in the pan snow on the M6 March 2019, I think it was Left home (NE Galway) on clear roads. Joined the M6 and it was like a winter wonderland all the way back to parts of Meath with falling snow and still nothing back home.
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Delighted - we've not had anything like the snow the south and east got over the last couple of years - here in Connaught.
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I'm taking Monday and Tuesday off to build snowmen.

This is guaranteed isn't it

Ye wouldn't set up a thread and then have rain

I'll take photos of whatever happens and struggle to attach them on boards next week
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Guaranteed for some, maybe for others.

Cheer up
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Guaranteed for some, maybe for others.

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Guaranteed for whom, would you say? I'm talking lying snow, couple of usable centimeters, not passing flurries or melting precip.
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Guaranteed for whom, would you say? I'm talking lying snow, couple of usable centimeters, not passing flurries or melting precip.

centimeters? I only measure my snow in inches or feet. I'm expecting 2oz per square inch.
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lol...

My family in Newfoundland have just been dug out after their houses were buried over the rooves and they were told to restock with food as there is more heavy snow this weekend...

When I say dug out I mean the army dug out a pathway to the door so they are walking between great walls of snow....
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Guaranteed for whom, would you say? I'm talking lying snow, couple of usable centimeters, not passing flurries or melting precip.
Those living on Nephin and other mountain peaks.
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Guaranteed for whom, would you say? I'm talking lying snow, couple of usable centimeters, not passing flurries or melting precip.
right now my guess is it will mostly be cold rain/sleet and flakes on wet ground sort of thing during daylight hours, as temperatures will be not cold enough away from high ground for it to properly settle. I would say the hills of Donegal, Mayo and Northern Ireland most at risk. These charts are still several days out and the GFS tends to overdo the snow potential and are a very rough guide. These tend to downgrade closer to reliable timeframe.

Monday afternoon temperatures:


Monday afternoon precipitation:


Monday night:
Monday night temperatures:


Monday night precipitation:
showers crossing from west to east, dying back to the west after midnight, could be snow in them.


This particular chart looks well overcooked for snow potential in the north-east of the country.

Tuesday looks fairly chilly with temperatures between 2 and 5C generally.


Tuesday precipitation:
Wintry showers across the western half of the country:


Showers dying out Tuesday night and milder air returns during Wednesday.
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The gfs is on its own with the coldest uppers tonight. It's a nothing event if ukmo/ecm is correct.
The gfs usually over does the cold uppers but not always..
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