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17-12-2015, 16:50   #301
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Every year, the papers are writing the same old rubbish. Fair enough: this November was one of the worst Novembers ever when it came to rain and late October and December so far are not any better. There has been 6 weeks of unsettled, miserable weather. BUT the papers no doubt will have everything from a December 2010-style prolonged spell of snow to a Christmas Eve 1997 or 12 February 2014 style hurricane force windstorm planned for the next few months. The fact that these awful events do happen and could happen does not mean however anyone can predict what will happen.

In a month's time, there may well be snow. Or there may be springlike weather. Proper forecasters say they cannot predict beyond 10 days. Remember 2010 and someone saying that the snow would go on St Stephen's day and would come back with a vengeance in early 2011. We are still waiting for it! I remember in October 2011, they saying winter 2011/2012 was going to be worse than 2010 and they have been saying this ever since. Most of what is predicted never happens and the bad weather events that do come are seldom predicted.
In fairness I think it did hit the UK again the following year or two, it just stopped at the coast of Wales. Didn't the North and Cavan get huge amounts then as well. Seem to remember stories of thousands of sheep and cattle lost to the snow. So 'they' were right in the grand scheme of things, just not right for a few counties in a country that's the first port of call for the warm gulf stream and jetstream.
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24-12-2015, 09:25   #302
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It's forecast to be 20c in NewYork and the US east coast today.
Weather forecasters point to El Nino
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35162919
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30-12-2015, 11:21   #305
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Sky news doing more coverage on Ireland than RTE at the moment, given Sky's regular broadcasts, they seem to love the footage of Graignamanagh with the water pouring out of buildings into the street.
They also had their Irish reporter in Cork with reports.
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30-12-2015, 12:23   #306
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Sky news doing more coverage on Ireland than RTE at the moment, given Sky's regular broadcasts, they seem to love the footage of Graignamanagh with the water pouring out of buildings into the street.
They also had their Irish reporter in Cork with reports.
And still not a peep from our *national broadcaster* in the last 15 hours. As someone said, their extension leads wouldn't reach across the M50
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And still not a peep from our *national broadcaster* in the last 15 hours. As someone said, their extension leads wouldn't reach across the M50
I think the Sky shots were actually RTE footage - their reporter was in the North doing a voice over as far as I could make out.
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I think the Sky shots were actually RTE footage - their reporter was in the North doing a voice over as far as I could make out.
They have all been from local people on the ground. They were showing locals video since last night. All this has been available on the weather forum here on boards since 11 last night, being constantly updated.
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Thanks for clarifying that.
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I think the Sky shots were actually RTE footage - their reporter was in the North doing a voice over as far as I could make out.
Is there a reason as to why you thought that?
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There's just been a good feature on the BBC news, as usual el nino is thought to be behind the run of storms of the last 5 to 6 weeks. It turns out that Frank after it left us kept heading in a northerly direction and ended up near the North pole, heating it up considerably probably causing even more of the polar caps to melt.
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Is there a reason as to why you thought that?
One clip I saw had already been shown on RTE and the reporter did not come into view until the end of the clip when it was said that he was in the North.

From other sources it seems some of the clips were posted by various viewers, which I accept.

So, as of now; the images seem to be from a variety of sources and the reporter was only in the North
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Atlantic Disturbance Could Become Unusual January Subtropical Storm


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The tropical Atlantic is usually in its winter slumber in January.

That may not be the case in 2016.

An area of low pressure is swirling in the western Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda, producing a large area of tropical-storm force winds.

Although the storm does not currently have any tropical characteristics, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring it for possible development into a subtropical storm later this weekend or next week.

http://www.weather.com/storms/hurric...x-january-2016

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http://www.wetter-zentrale.de/ have messed up their website

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Snow in Moscow:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35304216
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