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02-08-2019, 18:37   #1
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Shannon radar down again.

The Shannon radar seems to be having it's annual vacation again.

It's down now for 24 hrs+ and has been having intermittent outages over the past few weeks.
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02-08-2019, 18:43   #2
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How can the Airport operate without radar?
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How can the Airport operate without radar?

The weather radar is down, they still have aircraft radar.
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OK thanks for clarification
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Still down. Thunderstorms possible tomorrow in area covered.

For a 1st world nation its pathetic to have 1 functioning radar for a country our size
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03-08-2019, 13:13   #6
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At least they could put a message up by now
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ME uses the radar display for the entire country for their home page.

https://www.met.ie/

Leaving it up with so much coverage missing without even a word of acknowledgement or explanation shows a very careless and unprofessional approach to their website effort.
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For a 1st world nation its pathetic to have 1 functioning radar for a country our size
To be frank, the Shannon radar is barely of any more use when it is up that when it is down. But my guess, because this is Ireland after all, is that there is vested interests at play here and no doubt a primary reason why we are stuck with such an atrocious radar system.
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can you give us a hypothetical hint as to what the vested interests might potentially be?
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To be frank, the Shannon radar is barely of any more use when it is up that when it is down. But my guess, because this is Ireland after all, is that there is vested interests at play here and no doubt a primary reason why we are stuck with such an atrocious radar system.
Those living in the southwest might want an idea of where precipitation is falling. Instead of blind guesswork, which is the case right now. Farmers for example, whose livelihoods depend on the weather, deserve better.
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Those living in the southwest might want an idea of where precipitation is falling. Instead of blind guesswork, which is the case right now. Farmers for example, whose livelihoods depend on the weather, deserve better.
What about those of us living in the west, and particularly S. Connacht that have to 'guess' even when the radar is up? We seem to be stuck in a constant shadow caused by the Clare hills. I have seen rain pouring here when the radar showed nothing, and vice versa. Shannon Radar is pulp, full stop.
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To be frank, the Shannon radar is barely of any more use when it is up that when it is down. But my guess, because this is Ireland after all, is that there is vested interests at play here and no doubt a primary reason why we are stuck with such an atrocious radar system.
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can you give us a hypothetical hint as to what the vested interests might potentially be?
It's the conspiracy by Dublin to keep the west poor obviously.
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What about those of us living in the west, and particularly S. Connacht that have to 'guess' even when the radar is up? We seem to be stuck in a constant shadow caused by the Clare hills. I have seen rain pouring here when the radar showed nothing, and vice versa. Shannon Radar is pulp, full stop.
I find it pretty good & I use & rely on it far more than most would. The Dark Skies App & Arcus read the radar & are rarely wrong on the short term.
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Look at Sat 24 satellite. White is shht n black is good.

Alternatively a window facing the direction the clouds are coming from.
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Shannon must be useful to UK Met.
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