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19-02-2010, 17:21   #1
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Cold Spell Discussion: Heavy Snow this evening especially in eastern/southern areas

A new thread for the weekend.

Could be an exciting one with many potential snow events.

A big one comes tomorrow night and has all the ingredients to give a real treat to a large part of the country.

It swings into the west coast tomorrow evening and pushes eastwards towards midnight before spinning back into the east coast Sunday morning and clearing into Britain.

At this point accumulation amounts are uncertain but could be decent, 10cms in places, perhaps more in areas of the east.

Meanwhile tonight sees continued risk of snow showers right across the country before they die back to coastal districts of the west and north by midnight.

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19-02-2010, 17:24   #2
 
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Munster,

If the precip arrives in middle of the day it will fall as rain/sleet in most areas. It should turn increasingly to snow as the evening progresses.

Met.ie radar is back.
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good to see the potential might be around sunset onwards. should be very interesting to watch
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Whilst I have no doubt many Southern areas will see snow tomorrow night just a word of caution. The models are very fickle atm even 48 hrs out...
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Whilst I have no doubt many Southern areas will see snow tomorrow night just a word of caution. The models are very fickle atm even 48 hrs out...
Very true. Wasn't it the GFS this time yesterday showing a widespread snow event for the central part of the country tonight, as well as the NAE model. No sign at all of that today.
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Munster,

If the precip arrives in middle of the day it will fall as rain/sleet in most areas. It should turn increasingly to snow as the evening progresses.

Met.ie radar is back.
And now Dublin is down!
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some very heavy showers moving towards kerry and clare
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/radar/
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some very heavy showers moving towards kerry and clare
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/radar/
Yep thats apart of that feature moving across the south and into Wales and England later.

Will move from Clare across to Wexford and south of that line. Giving a period of snow.
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I am eagerly waiting the ECM 12z because the 00z shows the precip as barely brushing the south coast:



Big difference in the charts at this stage.
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Guessing theres not much chance of anything significant here tonight? Its been snowing heavily all day but its cleared up in the past hour and hasnt been a sign of anything ever since
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Galway Docks cam looking WSW. Dark to the west but showers out to sea don't look that impressive, although they are too far away to tell from that point + it's getting dark.

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Galway Docks cam looking WSW. Dark to the west but showers out to sea don't look that impressive, although they are too far away to tell from that point + it's getting dark.

Still no precipitation here in the city heavy clouds to the south west over clare/burren. Clouds building northwest on radar it looks like it will hit in the next half hour to hour could be prolonged. Precipitation most likely rain near the coast as it hits colder air futher inland will turn to sleet and snow and possibly wintery near coasts as temp falls during the night. could be a white one by morn.
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Well a very interesting 5 or 6 days coming up.
First of all the easy part, night time temps look exceptionally cold for late February with mins between -3 to -7C. If we hadn't experienced incredible cold in Jan this would really stand out, trouble is we are seasoned cold campaigners this year.
Now regarding ppn, the first chance will be tonight for the South and West as showers move across giving snowfall, pbly lying where they persist as WC says on a line from Clare to Wexford.
Tomorrow evening looks like the main course though as widespread snowfall is now looking very likely with Southern and Eastern areas most at risk. This has all the ingredients of a Polar low and as such is one.
Beyond that looks like bitterly cold Sunday with widespread ice Sunday night. So in summary a wintry wkd ahead with plenty potential.
My favourite phrase in situ's like this is "it's likely to snow so it pbly wont"
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Heavy shower again in Letterkenny, just had a look out and everything is pure white again including the roads, looks like we might do well again tonight afterall

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Speaking of Polar lows, i have spotted one to our northwest.

Just beginning to develop, doubt its our feature for tomorrow though.

Just to the right of the time here.

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