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05-01-2021, 17:26   #1
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Light Snow - Overnight Wed/Thu 6th/7th January 2021

Might as well put up a separate thread for this "event".

A cold front will move southeastwards across the country overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning. As it does so it should readily turn to snow over land, however its intensity will most likely decrease the further southeastwards it moves.

ECM sounding show fairly good snow parameters (i.e. sub-zero through the lower levels and saturation up to near -10 C, which is just about getting into the optimum dendritic-growth zone). The cloud layer will not be very deep so precipitation should be fairly light, but inland northwest and north midlands should see the best intensity, with areas into Leinster also seeing something in the way of snowfall.

It will be during the night and it will pass through fairly quickly, but it is worth at least keeping an interested eye on.









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05-01-2021, 17:35   #2
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Looking forward to it.
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Let me guess, that swathe of blue turns green as soon as it hits north county Dublin
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I intend to be sound asleep as this won't have enough Oooomph to get to this side of the wicklow mtns
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Inland areas might just be in luck

https://twitter.com/meteireann/statu...518950912?s=21
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05-01-2021, 18:41   #6
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Hmmm, there is an interesting "wave" on that front as it pushes south too, a triple point develops, could pep up a bit too?
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Bit weird how the front avoids my area.
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Bit weird how the front avoids my area.
That's the way models can go sometimes, but remember they're indicative only - nothing is guaranteed at all.
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I intend to be sound asleep as this won't have enough Oooomph to get to this side of the wicklow mtns
Reverse psychology only works on kids, not weather
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GL predicting snow is like Kermit predicting a heatwave. This must surely be a sure thing!

(a compliment dont worry)
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I think the frog has hacked GL account...
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Yes!!! I might be in with a chance after all! Thought it was only east coast who would get a look in for snow this cold spell ;-)
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Yes!!! I might be in with a chance after all! Thought it was only east coast who would get a look in for snow this cold spell ;-)
Looks like most of us in with a chance
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Hopefully there will no last minute downgrades. It's just unfortunate that the precipitation will be light. Still it will be nice to get a dusting. I knew that snow in the shade was hanging around for a reason!
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This is pretty much nailed in terms of snow but I think will be quite light beyond the midlands.

It will be falling on very cold or frozen surfaces so no flake will go to waste.
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