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27-03-2021, 16:19   #46
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I'm astonished by the silence in here considering we're seeing charts like these:
The charts have only themselves to blame !
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27-03-2021, 16:52   #47
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Chart from early April 2008. I recall quite frequent snow showers during this time, but they passed over quickly. They may well have been more significant further north but this I don't recall.

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Chart from early April 2008. I recall quite frequent snow showers during this time, but they passed over quickly. They may well have been more significant further north but this I don't recall.

If you look up some videos on Youtube of April 2008, you can see the snow cover actually wasn't that bad. I recall walking out of the opticians aged 6 to a blinding blizzard that made everything white! Of-course, it melted when the sun came out, but it stuck during daytime hours when it was snowing! Truly incredible.
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Another chart from early April 1998:



No doubt this would have brought down some snow showers to places as well. Funny thing is, if you look back on the reanalysis charts for this similar period in April down through the years, northerlies are actually very common and it would seem that Arctic air masses have an easier time getting down towards us than at another point in the year, which may well have something to do with the sea temps between here and there, which are generally at their coldest of the year around this time.
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That's the Good Friday Agreement shot Bitter Good Friday. Snow showers and -5C at night. 10 April 1998.
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If you look up some videos on Youtube of April 2008, you can see the snow cover actually wasn't that bad. I recall walking out of the opticians aged 6 to a blinding blizzard that made everything white! Of-course, it melted when the sun came out, but it stuck during daytime hours when it was snowing! Truly incredible.
I remember cycling in heavy snow showers in north Kilkenny, snow sticking to fields initially, the roads above 250m.
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Would hopefully bring a decent covering of snow. Let’s hope it comes off.
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What's up with ME they have an orange wind warning for tonight on their weather map on RTE
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That's the Good Friday Agreement shot Bitter Good Friday. Snow showers and -5C at night. 10 April 1998.
BBC weather forecast from this day. Warning: crap sound


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT7nLoDUp_c
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What's up with ME they have an orange wind warning for tonight on their weather map on RTE
Got a notification on my phone about an hour ago as well about potential strong winds.
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1998 had been an amazing Spring up to that. A few 16c days in mid February here. With hazy sunshine.
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The saying is: 'in like a lion, out like a lamb'.

March usually starts off poor as so close to winter but ends up milder as spring gets underway. Which usually happens in Ireland too - many years our coldest weather is very end of Feb and first few days of March.
It was always in like a lamb, out like a lion
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It was always in like a lamb, out like a lion
I've always hear it both ways. Whatever way it comes in, it invariably will go out the opposite!
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Always in like a lion and out like a lamb I heard.
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BBC weather forecast from this day. Warning: crap sound


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT7nLoDUp_c
Remember 98' well - was living in North Kildare at the time. What stood out was a stupidly warm Feb, followed by a wet,cold April with severe frosts that burnt all the vegetation that had come out early after the mild winter. The following summer was muck too - we defo don't want a rerun in 2021!!!
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