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21-05-2011, 16:08   #1
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Potential Stormy Conditions 21st-23rd May

While waiting to leave the hotel here In Dallas I Noticed the warning from MT and Met Eireann .


MT: TONIGHT ... (alert) Becoming very windy with further rain or squally showers, winds SW 35-55 mph but gusts to 65 mph in Connacht and some parts of west Munster (and 75 mph on high summits) ... risk of some local wind damage especially near hills ... lows near 8 C but feeling very cold where exposed to the wind. Further rainfalls 5-10 mms.

SUNDAY ... Strong winds abating mid-morning, veering to westerly 40-60 mph briefly then settling in at 30-45 mph much of the day, with a lot of cloud left over, some light rain or drizzle becoming confined to northern counties by afternoon, and late day clearing for a few hours. Highs 12-14 C and feeling quite chilly.

Met Éireann : Preliminary Advisory issued at 12 hrs Sat 21/05/11
A period of extremely windy or stormy weather is expected to develop overnight Sunday and prevail for much of Monday with some very severe and squally winds through parts of Connacht, Ulster and possibly North Leinster, some gusts of over 120 km/hr possible in exposed places.

So there could be bad driving conditions ahead and oter general disruption across effected areas.

Please continue disscusions an reports here.

Ps: Hope I don't miss anything ! Ha

Local forecast : Some thunderstorms popping up from here up to NE Texas. Looking good later for a light show . Will post updates in Tornado Season thread.

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21-05-2011, 19:44   #2
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Models are also upgrading the potential for strong winds on Monday (23rd) with a second low that looks 10-15 knots stronger than tonight's wind event.

Currently predicting maximum gusts for lower elevations in Ireland of 55 kts (or about 65 mph) tonight and 70 kts (or about 80 mph) on Monday and in both cases that is likely to be observed at Belmullet and/or Mace Head.

Ian if you have a chance would appreciate if you could change your thread title to reflect this second event (adding "and Monday 23rd").
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Hi MT President Obama is due to land in Dublin Airport at 9.30 am Monday morning would those winds cause a problem for him maybe he might have to divert????
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21-05-2011, 20:26   #4
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Hi MT President Obama is due to land in Dublin Airport at 9.30 am Monday morning would those winds cause a problem for him maybe he might have to divert????
I am not sure what the wind restrications are for Air Force 1 but if it gets as bad as they are saying it could be a problem for them, Interesting few days ahead for the West Coast with that forecast from MT.
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Hi MT President Obama is due to land in Dublin Airport at 9.30 am Monday morning would those winds cause a problem for him maybe he might have to divert????
I heard that if the weathers bad he won't be able to get a helicopter to Moneygall, and it would take too long by car, so he might just be in Dublin.
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21-05-2011, 22:09   #6
 
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Current prognosis for Monday's potential:



North coast to bear brunt but very gusty elsewhere as well. GFS seems to want to cull the strongest of the winds by Monday afternoon but UKMO & ECMWF have winds peaking by then. One to watch.
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Winds Monday morning look like they'll be swinging from SSW to westerly during the morning, with them right between Runways 16 and 28, or around 60° off each at the time he's to land, therefore max crosswind component. The crosswind limits for a 747 are in the region of around 35-40 knots, depending on a dry or wet runway. With winds gusting maybe over 40 knots, it ill be interesting to keep an eye on it.

Of course the limits for Air Force One may be different, so we'll have to wait and see.
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Well 3 Chinooks and 2 others (black hawks?) went over my head yesterday evening, heading in the general direction of Moneygall, I wonder how they would handle strong (gale force+) winds?
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lol Just got a lorry load to take away the trees from the last storm, this should be interesting.
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I'm supposed to be getting a ferry on the west coast on Monday, seem to be cursed with the weather every time I plan this journey

Stuck for a week before Christmas because of the snow, same story the previous Christmas and last month I couldnt go because of the wildfires.

Should be an interesting day anyway, looks like we're going to get the worst of it in the north west
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Its gone from dead calm to breezy here in lovely Dromahair. Rain coming a bit stronger now too... could this be the beginning of our windy night???
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Meteoalarm for tomorrow showing strong/severe winds in the West and Northwest with storms at sea

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leaving galway now slight breeze blowing,nothing to get excited about just yet......
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nothing much here either, so far... tick toc tick toc.... Jeeese this is like waiting for a kettle to boil... ....taps fingers....


Heading to Donegal later this afternoon so will get the chance to be coastal.
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22-05-2011, 11:17   #15
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heavy gusts in dublin
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