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09-01-2010, 04:22   #1
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The Big Freeze ( Saturday 9th January 2010 )

As the biggest freeze since 1963 grips the nation, snow looks likely to spread into the east during the next few hours.

Meanwhile every weather station in Ireland is sub-zero a feat that is extremely rare.

Dublin Air is -8c

We must appreciate the extreme condtions that our country face.

The next few hours could bring renewed snowfall, we wait with interest as our salt runs bare.

Take care everybody.

Location Wind Weather Temp Humidity Rain Pressure
Dir Speed(Kts) oC (%) (mm) (hPa)
BALLYHAISE(A) W 01 FOG THICKENING -8 92 0.0 1032
BELMULLET CALM FINE -4 94 Trace 1032
CASEMENT SW 05 FINE -7 98 Trace 1031
CLAREMORRIS(A) CALM - n/a - -9 96 0.0 1033
CORK AIRPORT N 09 FINE -3 78 Trace 1031
DUBLIN AIRPORT W 10 FINE -8 100 Trace 1031
FINNER CAMP(A) SE 03 - n/a - -6 100 n/a 1033
GURTEEN(A) CALM FOG -7 100 0.0 1033
JOHNSTOWN CASTLE(A) N 10 FAIR -3 77 0.0 1030
KNOCK AIRPORT N 03 - n/a - -3 92 0.0 1033
MACE HEAD(A) E 04 FAIR -3 78 0.0 1032
MALIN HEAD(A) SW 09 FAIR -3 91 0.0 1032
MULLINGAR(A) N 02 RECENT FOG -7 99 0.0 1032
OAK PARK CARLOW(A) N 01 MIST -8 95 0.0 1032
ROCHES POINT(A) N 08 FAIR -1 82 0.0 1031
SHANNON AIRPORT NE 01 FREEZING FOG -8 98 Trace 1032
SHERKIN ISLAND(A) NE 08 FAIR -2 80 0.0 1031
VALENTIA E 04 FINE -3 82 Trace 103

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I recorded -8 this evening in Kiltipper/Firhouse. Temp has now risen to -3, probably due to cloud cover at the moment...
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-7.9 Here at the moment, highest reading today -5.

Just about to play with the traffic, going to Dublin - what fun!!
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Hi Darragh29

Was about to reply to your last post but the thread closed.

Just want to say I'm with you all the way! Except for the miserable fact that I am one of those workers that just has to make it in to work on Monday - unless I just can't!

Wish I could head up the Slieve Mish (to be honest) and take it all in. Also with my doggy, but he passed away earlier last month. He didn't like the snow too much anyway, bless him!

I just think this weather is fabulous! Wow - would be great to be a kid again!!

Hope you have the Monday you're hoping for!!
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OH OH power just gone.im on limited battery life now and don't know when it'll be back.
might be a frozen powerline or something.

May save battery for tomorrow adios.
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Weathercheck, Any significant changes on the charts that have just rolled out?
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Hey baraca ...... you still up too, keep looking out the window, just waiting for it all to kick off
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Hey baraca ...... you still up too, keep looking out the window, just waiting for it all to kick off
Yeah just been up in the golf course slidin down the hills on whatever we could find for the last two hours, Mental up there. Kids eh?
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Starting to see some nice action in the Irish sea.
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Hi Darragh29

Was about to reply to your last post but the thread closed.

Just want to say I'm with you all the way! Except for the miserable fact that I am one of those workers that just has to make it in to work on Monday - unless I just can't!

Wish I could head up the Slieve Mish (to be honest) and take it all in. Also with my doggy, but he passed away earlier last month. He didn't like the snow too much anyway, bless him!

I just think this weather is fabulous! Wow - would be great to be a kid again!!

Hope you have the Monday you're hoping for!!
Well as much as I call upon the dog (80% Irish wolfhound no less!), we were up walking in the Dublin Mountains a few nights ago and a blizzard came down a few feet from the summit, he sat down and downed tools on me because the snow was so cold it got caught up in his eyes and the fur around his face and his whole coat and he got rattled, so he decided he wasn't going any further, (up or down the mountain!). I had to carry him back down the mountain and he was grand once we got back to the car... Now this would be grand only that he is no small dog!

So just a heads up to any Wolfhound/Deerhound owners out there... These dogs have great stamina and strength, but in the snow, their coat is quite thin relative to other breeds and they might struggle in the current conditions especially in a blizzard or snowy conditions where snow can stick to their coats and their face and they just can't see where they are going due to ice covering their face...

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As the biggest freeze since 1963 grips the nation, snow looks likely to spread into the east during the next few hours.
Yup WC, its coming along nicely this morning. I posted about 10.30 last night regarding the snow potential for this morning and early afternoon, but I may have underestimated it a little. Looks likely that we could be in for some pretty decent falls along the east coast. While the showers may not be particularly heavy, they will be frequent, and some will be fairly prolonged.

As always with showery outbreaks its impossible to be specific about where and when, but all Eastern counties looking good this morning, along with Northern coastal areas. The heavier showers are also likely to travel a fair bit inland. A guesstimate would be anywhere within 40 miles of NE/E/SE coasts could pick up these showers before early afternoon.
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Starting to see some nice action in the Irish sea.
Hopefully that wind will turn north easterly soon, Might see a nice bit of snow .
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Looking at the radar its all about to kick off in the next couple of hours. Surprised there is so much convection with such high pressure. I have a feeling the next few days will be epic.
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Meanwhile every weather station in Ireland is sub-zero a feat that is extremely rare.
Except with me
Now +1.2C Dp -2.5C
Both rising.

But agree it is unusual. I'm expecting sleet/rain at coast, Bouy M2 5.5/1.2 at 4am, this will freeze on ground and create even more horrible conditions than snow and more horrible than what is already on the roads.
Its going to be very messy and I think this extremely treacherous messyness will spread inland into next week as a thaw gets on the way.
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Looking at the radar its all about to kick off in the next couple of hours. Surprised there is so much convection with such high pressure. I have a feeling the next few days will be epic.
Hope your right SC. Are the winds expected to turn more easterly in the next few hours?
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