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29-03-2010, 23:21   #1
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Severe winter storm- Severe Blizzards and Heavy Snow this evening/night - Take Action

Warnings:

Extreme warning issued by UK Metoffice for Northern Ireland - Take Action

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/...ngs.html?day=1

Met Eireann snow/wind warning

http://met.ie/forecasts/warnings.asp


Didn't think i would have the privelege of opening another thread for an upcoming snow event this winter, how wrong was i.

A near perfect winter snow-storm scenario
Midnight Tuesday



Overnight precipitation will tend to die to drizzle away from more southern and far northern parts as the Low pressure system reorganises itself.

With the low pressure centre meandering around Dublin bay over the coming hours with a slack flow around the centre until around midday tomorrow.

From around noon tomorrow the storms gradient will steepen as a result of the ingestion of some very cold air from the north, winds will veer from variable and strengthen to Northerly gales and severe gales along some eastern coastal districts. Meanwhile temperatures will drop sharply through the day along with dewpoints.

During morning a band of moderate rain with snow on mountains will stretch from ulster down through the Leinster coast.

Towards 6pm as a steep gradient develops as a result of the interaction between the cold and warmer air extremely heavy precipitation will develop over Ulster and push south through much of the country. The precip will readily turn to heavy snow through the evening and spread south through the night.

Winds will will strengthen to gale force Northerly as the heavy snow pushes south. Temperature will drop to 0c or just below towards dusk with moderate and heavy falls of snow even at this stage to low lying areas.

The snow will moderate overnight and push eastwards but will continue till around midday Wednesday in eastern and northeastern areas.

Temperatures Wednesday will struggle to reach 2-3c as the accumulations of snow thaw quite slowly as cold northerly winds follow behind the storm system.

Accumulations of snow over the Mournes mountains could exceed 50 cm's with falls of over 20-30cm's over the Wicklow mountains.

Accums of upto and potentially above 5-10cm's will occur widely through low lying areas of Leinster, the Midlands, Ulster and some other areas during Tuesday night into Wednesday.

I would urge extreme caution as this could well be one of the severest single weather events of this winter.

We are nearing April however and the snow should thaw relatively quickly during Wednesday but with the very cold airmass still in place and little sunshine likely, the thaw may not occur as fast as would normally be expected following a late March snowfall.

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29-03-2010, 23:30   #2
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No sign of any sleet or snow here yet. Snow shield will probably hold YET AGAIN ! . Had this typed for previous thread so seems a shame to waste it.
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29-03-2010, 23:31   #3
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Snowing very heavily in Limerick city at the moment
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29-03-2010, 23:31   #4
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so we could see more snow tomorrow night down limerick way??.... its fairly coming down here now. settling on grass/cars... who knows for the morning!!
Nice start to the thread by the way
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Yeah WC. Excellent start to a thread. Let's hope it 100% correct. Would an excellent end to a great winter.
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Sligo remains snowless with drizzle falling and I think we will escape the worst of Tuesdays perfect storm with the East and North getting most of the exciting stuff. Ben Bulben will probably get its usual dose though so at least the scenery around the town should be nice for the end of March.

I remember in 2003 we got snow at the end of March and beginning of April in Sligo and then we had a very good Summer afterwards. Wouldnt it be great for this snow to signify such an event again. Does anybody in the Limerick area have any photos of this really heavy snowfall that they are getting down there because I am mad jealous.
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Severe spring storm
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Moderate sleet with bits of snow continue falling here, feeling quite cold outside also.
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Cold here (Maynooth), no sign of snow yet. Back home (Leitrim) they've had snow showers and high winds. Will the east coast see more of the action tomorrow ?
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Us folks in Dublin only have rain so far!
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Us folks in Dublin only have rain so far!
As forecasted! The change is slowly taking place.
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Come on snow!
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Us folks in Dublin only have rain so far!
In Dublin during the week, so hope we are due a bit of snow tonight or tomorrow, if it says east will shud be hit. Want a bit to bring home for the weekend, preferably enough to shape into an white chocolate easter egg!! But chances are it will all just be rain & I will actually have to go buy a few real eggs
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Well if we do see some decent snow tomorrow, not only it will be the perfect end to winter but also the perfect revenge over England after all the snow they got.

Meanwhile sleet is turning more to snow now
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Well if we do see some decent snow tomorrow, not only it will be the perfect end to winter but also the perfect revenge over England after all the snow they got.

Meanwhile sleet is turning more to snow now
What a brain dead comment...

Hope the snow is something to remember, couple of days off work would be fun !
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