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09-03-2019, 09:10   #61
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Some show last night. The ESB power check map has a sea of blue over Galway/Mayo. Lots without power this morning
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09-03-2019, 09:40   #62
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North west sligo here was crazy last night I have never heard of felt anything like it. My brother in laws sheds were hit.
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09-03-2019, 10:03   #63
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Amazing reports from overnight . More to come tonight / tomorrow perhaps but hard to beat last night.
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09-03-2019, 10:33   #65
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North Clare at 4am was ground shaking and lit up like morning time.

Especially in the village of Corofin, I live on the edge of it.

It was like the thunder and lightning you'd see in the movies.

A really angry thunder storm.
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09-03-2019, 10:45   #66
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First time to see huge bolts of lightning and loud cracks not your usual thin forks
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Just wonder how much electricity would have been in the air to make flashes so bright
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09-03-2019, 10:57   #68
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unreal last night never seen anything like it. at times it was less than counting to 1 and boom then lightning. the poor dog was barking at it and at the same time shivering with fear.
like storm 10 i would normally try to video it but the immenent destruction of your property does lol give u pause for thought. timeline 3ish to 4 just outside galway city
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09-03-2019, 11:05   #69
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I woke up at either 3:55 or 4:55 in Galway City(maybe just by chance as I had a few drinks and wake a lot during the night) and the first Thunder I heard 30 seconds later was so loud I doubt it didn't wake everyone around.
It must have been right over head, closer than it ever was.

Loads of lightening and thunder followed but that first one that came alone was something I'll never forget.
Reminded me of that video from a few years back where the fireworks factory blew up in China, the one the Americans filmed from the hotel. The explosion that made them run.
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Reminded me of that video from a few years back where the fireworks factory blew up in China, the one the Americans filmed from the hotel. The explosion that made them run.
This one? https://youtu.be/993wlZ6XFSs?t=17
Its funny because its exactly what I was thinking of too, even the guys reaction of "NO F***ING WAY!"

I don't think I ever heard thunder that loud before, when it woke me up my first thought was there was an explosion, it took my head a couple seconds to realize it was thunder. Im surprised there wasn't more power outage or damage done
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Can you imagine if this storm hit Dublin it would be headlines ,according to local radio the are hundreds of homes with no power and the ESB said the number is rising.
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09-03-2019, 14:29   #73
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Radar sequence (met eireann) for between about 2.30 and 4.00am last night. I didn't get to catch anything image before or after that as was grogged out with sleep.




I have mentioned this before, but it was a phenomena that occurred last night also, in that the sound of approaching thunder at this time of year seems oddly ominous and eerie. Even when the storm was miles away, the ultra-deep bass of the booms, which lingered for up to a minute, could be 'felt' as much as heard.
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I have never been woken by a thunder storm in my life as I'm a heavy sleeper. I've in the past been disappointed for missing a late night electrical storm when other ppl in the house heard it. But last night in Castlebar I woke due to the most tremendous clap of thunder that I though the next door building had collapsed. Never heard anything like it, extraordinary.
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just checked the phone box there as no internet. its all scorched near wall soot etc. in side a bit of it is black. an internal surge protector worked but still pretty surreal...
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