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10-01-2010, 23:44   #1
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Tuesday 12th - Strong winds, Heavy Rain & Surprise Snow

Looks like we might be in for another spell of rough weather of a different kind on Tuesday with a low pressure system off the SW coast giving us gales (in parts) and lashing rain (almost everywhere)...

Met Eireann are saying :

Becoming very windy on Tuesday with gale force southeast to east winds developing. A band of precipitation will spread northeastwards during the day and Tuesday night but probably not reaching far northern regions.

Wind forecast chart for Tuesday morning :


http://www.xcweather.co.uk

South, southeast and eastern costal areas could see sustained 80kmph winds with gusts over 100kmph. Inland gales are likely in the south/southeast/east with gusts inland of around 80kmph possible.

Along with the strong wind will come very heavy rain extending over most of the country, though further north it may still be cold enough to fall as sleet/snow.

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1st to call it rain all over the country.
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1st to call it rain all over the country.
Could happen, but I would be surprised if some places at least on high ground in the northern half of the country didnt see some sleet/snow mixed in.
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I'm going for more snow for the hills around here.
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Here too...

All the forecasts isolate Ulster. We will it seems be the last to thaw.

Ah well.... More and more knitting is getting done..

Just wish the water would come back so I can stock the bottles again.

And that the one mile of iced road would clear; has been nearly four weeks now and I am getting very cranky!

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The atlantic front is right on the SW munster coast now. Infact UKMO is picking up 1st percip from it
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Hirlam 00z run forecast for tomorrow morning:



Rain, sleet, snow, kitchen sink. Looks a bit breezy too....
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Wind ?
Cold ?
Rain ?
Stormy ?

January ?
Ireland ?

Okay enough of the mass panic about the weather, its January and we live in Ireland. I think some people are addicted to the spreading of "end of the world" messages when we live in a moderate climate in a nice part of the word.

If you disagree then man up and find your testicles.
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Wind ?
Cold ?
Rain ?
Stormy ?

January ?
Ireland ?

Okay enough of the mass panic about the weather, its January and we live in Ireland. I think some people are addicted to the spreading of "end of the world" messages when we live in a moderate climate in a nice part of the word.

If you disagree then man up and find your testicles.
The above I cannot disagree with, but what exactly is your point? Nobody on here is spreading doom or panic. Just observing what may or may not happen weatherwise in the near future. Do you have a problem with that?
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Wind ?
Cold ?
Rain ?
Stormy ?

January ?
Ireland ?

Okay enough of the mass panic about the weather, its January and we live in Ireland. I think some people are addicted to the spreading of "end of the world" messages when we live in a moderate climate in a nice part of the word.

If you disagree then man up and find your testicles.
The simple solution is not to read the weather forum then.
All I see is people discussing various scenarios for the coming week.
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Thawing out now. Roads clear in north dublin
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My concern (despite not living in Ireland) is for those who might be tempted to risk a walk through the rain tomorrow in areas that still have lots of snow. It won't all melt at once, and I recall a very similar situation here (near Vancouver where I live), it was also in January and back in 1997, we had seen a heavy snowfall overnight, 15-20 cms, then a steady rainfall, rising temps, and it probably looked safe to go out especially if someone had shovelled your own walk. Problem was, to get anywhere, you had to navigate big slushy piles of snow and it was still lethally icy in places, with the water over top. There were literally dozens of people around the city, mostly elderly or infirm, suffering broken hips, or other serious injuries, just from a brief and ill-advised walk in those conditions. This is what I fear could happen in some parts of Ireland tomorrow with the rain and rapidly rising temperatures, if you start the rain event with snow cover. There's going to be a period probably from sunrise to after lunch time, when it's not going to be very safe to go out in the expected conditions, but if all the snow clears away by tonight in other places, it might not be so bad for them (assuming it starts off as rain tomorrow morning).

Anyway, I hope the TV and radio people stress that some of the older folk should think about riding this out indoors and not rush off to the shops just because they hear it's +5 outside, wait for all that snow to wash away first.
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DE thank you

The issue here is one of perception.

Way back they accused me of complaining when I was simply stating and recording conditions and their effects.

As i said then, if THEY were saying those things, they may well be complaining..
I was not..

He is transferring his feelings on to others.

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My concern (despite not living in Ireland) is for those who might be tempted to risk a walk through the rain tomorrow in areas that still have lots of snow. It won't all melt at once, and I recall a very similar situation here (near Vancouver where I live), it was also in January and back in 1997, we had seen a heavy snowfall overnight, 15-20 cms, then a steady rainfall, rising temps, and it probably looked safe to go out especially if someone had shovelled your own walk. Problem was, to get anywhere, you had to navigate big slushy piles of snow and it was still lethally icy in places, with the water over top. There were literally dozens of people around the city, mostly elderly or infirm, suffering broken hips, or other serious injuries, just from a brief and ill-advised walk in those conditions. This is what I fear could happen in some parts of Ireland tomorrow with the rain and rapidly rising temperatures, if you start the rain event with snow cover. There's going to be a period probably from sunrise to after lunch time, when it's not going to be very safe to go out in the expected conditions, but if all the snow clears away by tonight in other places, it might not be so bad for them (assuming it starts off as rain tomorrow morning).

Anyway, I hope the TV and radio people stress that some of the older folk should think about riding this out indoors and not rush off to the shops just because they hear it's +5 outside, wait for all that snow to wash away first.

Spot on!
The footpaths around south Dublin are treacherous!
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My concern (despite not living in Ireland) is for those who might be tempted to risk a walk through the rain tomorrow in areas that still have lots of snow. It won't all melt at once, and I recall a very similar situation here (near Vancouver where I live), it was also in January and back in 1997, we had seen a heavy snowfall overnight, 15-20 cms, then a steady rainfall, rising temps, and it probably looked safe to go out especially if someone had shovelled your own walk. Problem was, to get anywhere, you had to navigate big slushy piles of snow and it was still lethally icy in places, with the water over top. There were literally dozens of people around the city, mostly elderly or infirm, suffering broken hips, or other serious injuries, just from a brief and ill-advised walk in those conditions. This is what I fear could happen in some parts of Ireland tomorrow with the rain and rapidly rising temperatures, if you start the rain event with snow cover. There's going to be a period probably from sunrise to after lunch time, when it's not going to be very safe to go out in the expected conditions, but if all the snow clears away by tonight in other places, it might not be so bad for them (assuming it starts off as rain tomorrow morning).

Anyway, I hope the TV and radio people stress that some of the older folk should think about riding this out indoors and not rush off to the shops just because they hear it's +5 outside, wait for all that snow to wash away first.
Well said, the paths here are lethal.
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