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08-02-2020, 09:17   #16
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It’s a bit frustrating that I cannot rely on Met Eireanns warning system. If I knew it would stay as Yellow then we’d definitely go ahead but they have a habit of keeping the warmings low and raising them at the last minute when it’s too late.
I don't understand this at all, met eireann can only go on the data that's available to them and they make a decision based on their experience, they aren't correct all the time, but show me someone who is.
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08-02-2020, 09:21   #17
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Do you have reinforced windows and doors etc? Any other special protective features of your house? Just curious.
I live in what is called a "demountable dwelling" ie a good level above a caravan. Very well concreted in! The windows are double glazed and the dwelling lies east west so the gable end faces the prevailing southerlies/south westerlies . Very well insulated. And safe, as the roof in an integral part of the structure, Noisy though.. Trad houses out here are stone with thick walls.. very quiet and solid

As I lived in in Orkney. Solid stone

It kind of trembles in very strong winds but then so do I
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PLEASE MAY WE HAVE AN ORANGE BANNER! Thank you; so many threads
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08-02-2020, 09:25   #19
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I agree that it’s most likely going to be fine but we had to make the call to postpone it because even a small chance of an upgrade is too much for this group of kids. If they were older and more experienced I would go ahead

Thanks for your advice
I think you did the right thing. The parents are probably delighted
You can schedule it for another weekend when the weather is a bit more on side and everyone will enjoy it all the more
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Having 2 kids in beavers myself you wont regret postponing it. The rain will be hammering down with v strong winds. I reckon the parents are only waiting for you to cancel.
But he said they'll be indoors.
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08-02-2020, 09:37   #21
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But he said they'll be indoors.
But there is the getting there in bad weather?
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08-02-2020, 09:42   #22
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It's actually sunny in Galway this morning and I can see blue skies.
I thought I wouldn't see any sun for the whole weekend. Small bit breezy and chilly.
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08-02-2020, 09:51   #23
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It's actually sunny in Galway this morning and I can see blue skies.
I thought I wouldn't see any sun for the whole weekend. Small bit breezy and chilly.
Thanks Snow Garden but can other posters also indicate what part of the country they live in when giving their local weather updates!
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But he said they'll be indoors.
I know but I could guarantee he will be calling parents at all hours to come collect. My kids did an overnight last June at a scout camp & there was mayhem during the night with no wind and rain. The kids would be petrified listening to that on their (probably) first ever sleepover without it being family.
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It looks like we're going to be tormented with stormy weather over the next 10 days or so. Ciara this weekend we may have Dennis next Thursday and Friday and probably Ellen over next weekend according to the gfs charts on netweather.tv and these storms may be more severe than Ciara. And with very cold air in play there is a high prospect of snowfall.
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Probably a stupid question but is Amber warning in UK the equivalent of orange here? I don’t mean in colour I mean criteria TIA
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Didn’t even know this thread was created
And it seems most contributors don’t as chat continues away on the old now “technical “ thread .........
Second thread opened on day of event is pointless imo . It’s all chat now !
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Second thread opened on day of event is pointless imo . It’s all chat now !
Storm Ciara is tomorrow and then we have it's legacy on Monday/Tuesday.
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Didn’t even know this thread was created
And it seems most contributors don’t as chat continues away on the old now “technical “ thread .........
Second thread opened on day of event is pointless imo . It’s all chat now !
The mods have started this thread for light and fun chat with regards to this storm. Any photos of upturned trampolines and knocked wheelie bins are welcomed here. Just keep charts and stats to the more serious technical Thread on Storm Ciara.
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I know but I could guarantee he will be calling parents at all hours to come collect. My kids did an overnight last June at a scout camp & there was mayhem during the night with no wind and rain. The kids would be petrified listening to that on their (probably) first ever sleepover without it being family.
Said like a true Irish mammy!
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