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05-12-2010, 10:52   #1
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The Freeze bites back -6th December onwards (All discussion here please)

Well with the severe snowy part of the Big Freeze behind us we are facing a week of severe frosts with temperatures expected to touch -10c or perhaps below tonight/ Monday night and Tuesday night.

There are signs that from Friday and into the weekend things will warm up abit, just back to average though, with maxima from 4-10c and nighttime temperatures -1c to +5c. This is as high pressure is expected to topple in from the Atlantic.

There are signs that this high will sit over us for a number of days and medium-longterm forecasts suggest the high will position itself over Greenland towards December 15th with potential for a reload of cold around this period.

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In the more short term there is potential for a relatively surprising snowfall during Monday.

A front will push south during the day bringing rain/sleet and snow.

The position and intensity of the front is still very much up in the air, but there is growing suggestion it may bring a decent fall to Ulster/ Midlands, N Leinster.

The timing may determine whether it will fall as snow. In Ulster the timings suggest it could be all snow, but further south it is expected to arrive towards evening and temperatures may have warmed enough to turn it to sleet/rain.

So don't be too surprised if the Big Freeze bites back with what could drop towards 10cm of snow in Ulster and upto 5cm widely further south.



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i'm not sure if we'll see any snow for the remainder of the month here in dublin, but that's just a gut feeling. could be wrong of course.

i would say it will take a while for all the snow to melt off though and in the meantime road conditions will remain treacherous at night time with the thawing happening during the day and then re-freezing at night.

there was black ice all over our road last night and a bit of freezing fog in some areas. temperature is -3C at the moment up here. windchill was around -9C about an hour ago.
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Most of our snow is sone but roads around me are covered in a sheet of black ice, never seen anything like it. Absolutely no cars are driving on it as it is lethal. no one can get out of our estate, we are iced in

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Yes, I think we will get another cold spell (hopefully with snow potential) from around the middle of the month.

Most of the models have been fairly consistent in showing a return to some form of colder weather in FI and MT also believes it could happen.
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yr.no shows snow for me tomorrow. It usually is fairly accurate. It's a pity from my perspective about it warming up towards the end of the week, but if it's a precursor to a reload of sustained cold around Christmas then it's tolerable. Of course there is the very real danger that the high ends up being pure awkward in the end.
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Accuweather has Ireland into double figures by next weekend. Then down to about 3 and 4 by the 17th. I don't care if we get mild weather now as long as we get cold and snow for Christmas.
What do the weather peeps here think? Is there much milder weather coming in and will it get cold again?
Here where I am, we didn't experience anything like the East got, so I am waiting for some decent snowfalls
I just copied my post from another thread because this one will prob be more active
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the weather guru M.T. Cranium said his research suggests that if the cold persists to about the 18th-19th before the full moon, then a winter storm will likely develop at that time (20th-21st), whereas if it does manage to get mild then this would become a rainfall event followed by colder weather. Thinking now that the odds would favour this being a winter storm event ... and possibly we are on our way to the coldest December in many years and around the weekend of the 11th-12th it should once again start to turn colder but this time perhaps in a much more organized northerly outbreak that may return temperatures to near freezing. Remember, we're keeping a close watch on the period 19th-22nd for a winter storm.



correct me if i am but if the winter storm were to happen it would surely bring more snow or am i just reading it wrong

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Ah a thread that just cheered up an icy Sunday. Hmmmm. Snow for tomorrow ? Excellent if it happens .... if.
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The thaw seems to have taken a break for today, we still have most of our snow, any we lost is now ice. If it continues this cold for a few day the snow will be be around for a while.
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Ah a thread that just cheered up an icy Sunday. Hmmmm. Snow for tomorrow ? Excellent if it happens .... if.
its great having a thread back again talking about snow or the potential for more snow i did not know what to do with myself when the last snow watch thread going on all last week died out when the snow did
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the weather guru M.T. Cranium said his research suggests that if the cold persists to about the 18th-19th before the full moon, then a winter storm will likely develop at that time (20th-21st), whereas if it does manage to get mild then this would become a rainfall event followed by colder weather. Thinking now that the odds would favour this being a winter storm event ... and possibly we are on our way to the coldest December in many years and around the weekend of the 11th-12th it should once again start to turn colder but this time perhaps in a much more organized northerly outbreak that may return temperatures to near freezing. Remember, we're keeping a close watch on the period 19th-22nd for a winter storm.



correct me if i am but if the winter storm were to happen it would surely bring more snow or am i just reading it wrong
it could bring epic snowfall to some, while others people shakes their fists skywards as it rains heavily. i hope M.T. is right but you need the perfect storm so to speak for us to get substantial snowfall from a deep Atlantic depression. It could easily take the wrong track.
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The country in still entrenched in very cold air. As it stands now most of the country is below freezing or just hovering above it. Looks like we will have this for a few more days yet. Temp in Waterford City right now is 1.1c, got down to a min of -1.8c last night. The fresh NNW wind @ 11km/h is making it feel very cold.

More Details @ www.waterfordcityweather.com
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its great having a thread back again talking about snow or the potential for more snow i did not know what to do with myself when the last snow watch thread going on all last week died out when the snow did
next time call the SAA - Snow Addicts Anonymous.
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Well the BBC country tracks forecast showed a whiteout for all of the north of Ireland tomorrow morning, said they are keeping an eye on it and could be heavy snow.
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Local road outside my house & the pavements still lethal but main roads here just have a little slush.
How do you know a real thaw has set in.....when the junk mail starts arriving again (as of an hour ago!)
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