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28-03-2021, 14:14   #61
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As one poster said above, and it's the way I was told growing up, March will always do one or the other. If it comes in like a lion then it will end like a lamb and if it starts out like a lamb it will go out like a lion.
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28-03-2021, 16:01   #62
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In like a lamb and out like a lamb
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28-03-2021, 17:33   #63
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As one poster said above, and it's the way I was told growing up, March will always do one or the other. If it comes in like a lion then it will end like a lamb and if it starts out like a lamb it will go out like a lion.
That's it.
"March many-weathers"
If you get either very nice or very wild at the start of March the weather basically balances itself out by end March/early April.

So after the really benign start to March, it's no surprise to see wintery stuff in the charts for next week.
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In like a lamb and out like a lamb
My lambs ain't too keen either on today's muck or the muck that's in the forecast
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My lambs ain't too keen either on today's muck or the muck that's in the forecast
Your lambs have more to worry about than weather !!!
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28-03-2021, 19:43   #66
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Wow! If this comes to fruition it’ll be Narnia for some of us!! Let’s hope so!



Stays for more than 24 hours too.
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28-03-2021, 20:58   #67
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Lets hope not
Thats Rancid
The ECM keeps that -10 well out to the northwest and diverts the flow in from the northeast
A lot of mountain snow showers for the wicklow and Dublin mountains and cold rain for the rest of the East
Dryer in that scenario further north and west
Absolute misery below 300 metres
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28-03-2021, 21:22   #68
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Probably wrong forum but fingers crossed this doesn't happen! Most farmers in Wicklow will have a majority of lambs out at that stage. Young lambs don't do well in cold and wet weather never mind heavy snow.
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I think if the ECM came off.. temps would definitely be sufficient for snow, even out to sea.

We managed sea level snow here on Friday and Friday evening with -6/-7c 850hPa’s and that’s with a Polar Maritime sourced airmass. Others said that it would only snow at altitude - not true.

This airmass would be from the Arctic, and would have a lower Mixing Ratio, therefore lower dew points.

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28-03-2021, 22:02   #70
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GFS. Extremely low thickness values and a North American style cold front. It would be quite unique and exciting to experience.

-12c at 850hPa, so no higher than 3c Max at the surface in sunshine.





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Hopefully this comes to fruition. I can’t imagine temps exceeding 2 or 3c even in sunshine, as the freezing level would be about 300 metres max.

In any showers, the air temperature would be brought down to about -1c or -2c.

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28-03-2021, 22:04   #71
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Haven't seen the charts but cold, wet and windy is a safe bet.
"In like a Lamb, Out like a Lion" is surely the most accurate of all the weather-lore sayings.
Only remember one or two exceptional years where March didn't play out that way.
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It was always in like a lamb, out like a lion
A two-second Google will tell you it's: 'in like a lion, out like a lamb'

Which makes complete sense given the usual weather patterns as we approach mid spring.
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A two-second Google will tell you it's: 'in like a lion, out like a lamb'

Which makes complete sense given the usual weather patterns as we approach mid spring.
As coillsaille and several others above have said;
The saying goes both ways.
Google is not always right
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Probably wrong forum but fingers crossed this doesn't happen! Most farmers in Wicklow will have a majority of lambs out at that stage. Young lambs don't do well in cold and wet weather never mind heavy snow.
So true
I wouldnt discount the GFS version entirely,somethings brewing,albeit brief
An in the middle blend is possible so at this stage Snow can't be ruled out (or in) at lower levels
It all depends on any diversion/route the cold pool takes in,as to the where
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I won't worry about covering that polytunnel for another few days so...
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GFS. Extremely low thickness values and a North American style cold front. It would be quite unique and exciting to experience.

-12c at 850hPa, so no higher than 3c Max at the surface in sunshine.





About 512 decametres on the east coast of NI





Lasts until Wednesday



Hopefully this comes to fruition. I can’t imagine temps exceeding 2 or 3c even in sunshine, as the freezing level would be about 300 metres max.

In any showers, the air temperature would be brought down to about -1c or -2c.
GFS 18z still has this event in place from the evening of the 4th April.
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