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31-03-2021, 16:38   #31
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31-03-2021, 16:40   #32
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So how did many low lying areas manage to see snow on Friday past?

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I really fail to see the attraction of a few snow showers at this time of the year when all that's going to happen is it will turn to slop on the ground, which is really warming up this week and will continue to do so over the next few days. It would be a showery setup in a strong northerly flow, so repeated periods of 5 minutes of a hail/snow shower followed by around 30 minutes of strong sunshine. Really not worth the effort, apart from an academic point of view.
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I honestly didn't think I'd be back before November or December as who'd have thought we could see some decent snow showers at Easter?

Hope everyone is well.

I was looking through the bit of a weather diary I keep and the last decent April wintry blast I can recall is 1998. I remember it was brilliant blue skies one minute and then big convective type showers that gave hail and snow at sea level in SW Donegal. Snow settled one of the nights also. Bitter cold in the wind. A real shock to the system for April.
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Oh not really related to this thread but 1997 brought heavy sleet and hail showers here on the 6th and 7th May!! Some snow fell on the night of the 6th.
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Oh not really related to this thread but 1997 brought heavy sleet and hail showers here on the 6th and 7th May!! Some snow fell on the night of the 6th.
14 May 1993 here and on the ground all day.
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14 May 1993 here and on the ground all day.
Actually yes! That was a late blast alright. Now we didn't have snow here at sea level but I vaguely remember that day.... it had apparently the coldest May daytime temperature recorded..... 2 or 3 degrees if I recall correctly
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I must be the only gullible one that is expecting a covering overnight.

I can only go on past April events... certainly not out of the question
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Just for comparison, here is an example of some Spring months that brought lying snow here. (I don't have a book or record, I am going on my photos).

27th March 2013 brought an overnight covering of snow here:


850's were warmer than forecast

3rd March 2015:


18th March 2018:


The atmospheric conditions were all warmer than is forecast, so I am struggling to see how the forecasted parameters could not deliver a covering of snow??? Especially with frequent snow showers.

I think some are either overly pessimistic or live in regions that usually struggle to get snow.

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That makes very little difference away from windward coasts if even.

Beefier shower potential too.
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Snow is more common at Easter than Christmas, regardless of whether Easter falls in March or up to mid April.

April snow. Off the top of my head from memory given my age, 2nd April 1987, first week of April 1992, early April 1994, 9-11 April 1998, 16th April 1999 in Rathfarnham for the am, early April 2008, and in early April 2010 it hung around much of Highland Leinster after the fall of 30/31 March.

Posts like 'snow in April can fcuk right off' show no knowledge of our climate. It has never done that. Eddie Graham's Dublin Weather diary is excellent on convective potential for snow showers in April.
I don't see how knowledge of our climate has anything to do with it. It wouldn't matter if snow at this time of year was an annual occurrence, I'd still be of the opinion that it can fúck off.
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Bbq on Friday and Saturday followed by sticking the fire on Sunday and Monday,dontcha love the irish weather
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Sitting near celbridge lovely sultry almost Mediterranean evening here

Hard to believe we could have sub zero temps and snow
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And heres the weather for the next 5 days

Sun Cloud Rain Hail Sleet Snow Wind and Frost

Happy Easter Ireland
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Sitting near celbridge lovely sultry almost Mediterranean evening here

Hard to believe we could have sub zero temps and snow
Lucky you rained all day in the West
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