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02-10-2010, 11:49   #1
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Severe storm discussion 2 Oct

From the Boards weather forum ...

For the benefit of boards members in general, just wanted to alert readers in County Limerick and the northern half of County Cork that a cluster of severe thunderstorms has formed near the Kerry-Cork border and is moving northeast at about 20-30 mph towards a line from Limerick city to Mallow.

If you're in that region, we'd appreciate getting any reports and would advise to take cover if threatening weather approaches (from the southwest). We already have one report from Kerry talking about multiple lightning strikes.

Will continue to watch this and report on progress including any "all clear" if the storm dissipates.

Expect some torrential rain, frequent lightning and hail possibly of damaging size with this storm. There is always the slight risk of a tornado and the possibility of seeing a funnel cloud especially near the southern end of this cluster. At the moment it seems to be further north than the city of Cork but people around the south of Co. Cork should be on alert too.

(edit at 1:30 pm -- as the storm front has moved east the thread title has been changed to alert readers in Tipps, east Cork and north Waterford ... see the last post in the thread for updates)

Last edited by M.T. Cranium; 02-10-2010 at 21:12. Reason: to give a more appropriate thread title for further use
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02-10-2010, 12:01   #2
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Wow, this looks pretty vicious!


Thanks for the heads up M.T., yet again you're first with the important info.
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02-10-2010, 12:02   #3
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Some very severe looking echoes on the Met IE radar at the moment. Yikes!
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02-10-2010, 12:06   #4
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is it possible some of that might be heading towards cork city??
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Ah! IM SO JEALOUSE!

LOOKED at the radar sequence and it got pretty angry at half 11-12!

Send it up to north duiblin! ha
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Sounds like fun for that part of the country, wish i was there

Anyone for a storm chasing session?
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looking straight into Limerick City from mid clare at 12.40pm

very dark...pic doesn't do it justice
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UPDATE _ 1:15 p.m.
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The line of heavy showers and possible storms continues to move northeast and in the general direction of Tipperary and then Thurles in the next hour.

Although we have no reports on the forum, the worst of the storm so far has probably been around Newmarket, Mallow and rural areas around there towards the east and northeast.

The tail end of the line could graze Cork city soon, at the very least it should start to look rather ominous off to the northwest as this moves past, but Cork may eventually get some of this storm too.

Eventually Laois, north Waterford, Carlow and Kilkenny may be in line for some of this storm in 1-2 hours.
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The line of heavy showers and possible storms continues to move northeast and in the general direction of Tipperary and then Thurles in the next hour.

Although we have no reports on the forum, the worst of the storm so far has probably been around Newmarket, Mallow and rural areas around there towards the east and northeast.

The tail end of the line could graze Cork city soon, at the very least it should start to look rather ominous off to the northwest as this moves past, but Cork may eventually get some of this storm too.

Eventually Laois, north Waterford, Carlow and Kilkenny may be in line for some of this storm in 1-2 hours.
Thanks for the update MT. In Kilkenny at the moment, blustery but dry here at the moment. Keeping an eye on the radar to see if anything develops to the SW of where I am.
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I am living in the suburbs of Limerick city, and am waiting patiently to see if any happens here. No sign of any storm yet though, just had a rain shower about 20 mins ago but nothing major happening here yet!
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From the looks of the radar the stormy part of this line just missed Limerick city to the south and so you should be okay there. Sooner or later this line is going to pass someone who is on line and can let us know how it's behaving but as I look at the map it's mostly rural or hilly areas, and a few small towns in the path of it. I will edit the thread title shortly.
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SIGMET issued for the Shannon FIR

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EISN SIGMET 02 VALID 021044/021300 EINN- EISN SHANNON FIR/UIR EMBD TS FCST WI 40NM OF LINE N5120 W01100 TO N5250 W00650 TOP FL300 MOV NE AT 20KT
"Valid from 1044-1300Z. Embedded thunderstorms forecast within 40 nautical miles of a line N5120 W01100 to N5250 W00650, Tops 30,000ft, moving northeast at 20 knots"
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Short, fairly heavy shower here a minute ago. No thunder.
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In Portlaoise ATM, a brief blustery shower. Nice structure to the shower clouds, set against a light grey sky. A lack of sunshine due to the high cloud appears to be holding back the potential for rapid shower development.
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