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05-03-2015, 19:02   #1
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Strong & Gusty southerly winds affecting the North & West

Met Eireann have issued both an orange and yellow wind warning coming into effect tomorrow morning
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STATUS ORANGE

Wind Warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick


A period of very windy weather will begin on Friday morning and will continue until later on Saturday evening. Southwesterly winds reaching mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h and gusts of 110 to 130 km/h likely. High ground and exposed coasts will be most at risk.
Issued:
Thursday 05 March 2015 10:00
Valid:
Friday 06 March 2015 06:00 to Saturday 07 March 2015 23:59


STATUS YELLOW

Wind Warning for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Waterford


A period of very windy weather will begin on Friday morning and will continue until later on Saturday evening. Southwesterly winds reaching mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h and gusts of 90 to 110 km/h likely. High ground and exposed coasts will be most at risk.
Issued:
Thursday 05 March 2015 10:00
Valid:
Friday 06 March 2015 06:00 to Saturday 07 March 2015 23:59
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05-03-2015, 21:18   #2
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This is no orange warning event ... not even on their own 5 day forecast ... Not on the GFS and not on the Estonian site, even MTC is not mentioning any event even warranting a yellow alert

So are we now just gonna do some lazy copy pasting of what ME is predicting or can we make up our own minds and warn accordingly?
Be more constructive and at least give some data and how you think the next 2-3days will pan out.

This being the event. Not the worst by any stretch

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Storm Phoebe to follow on from Rachel?
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Halo around the moon means there be rain soon. Sign of bad weather on way???
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Try to read what ME are saying. Coasts and HIGH ground most at risk. Sure enough, a look at the 950 and 975 hPa wind charts show a low-level jet of up to 160 km/hr in the west and northwest, so expect some of this to filter down to low levels in gusts.

Not unusual for the west but still something to watch.

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06-03-2015, 07:06   #6
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For now I would suggest tagging this level one, model gradients are not strong enough (yet) to suggest level two especially for northwest where gusts over 110 km/hr are not uncommon. We can always go up to level two later if models upgrade the event.
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Such a bizarre looking low. EC really develops an intense system rattling north-east.

Next few model runs will be interesting
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06-03-2015, 10:51   #8
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Met.ie have updated the warning, orange alert now shows max gusts at 100kmh as of 10:00.
There's a nice fresh breeze here in Newport Mayo.
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06-03-2015, 12:43   #9
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Totally confused by the warnings on ME, if the max gust is now reduced to 100 km how come its still an orange warning, it should be downgraded to a yellow one, yesterday they had max gusts on a yellow warning of 110 km now they are down to 85 km.
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06-03-2015, 13:13   #10
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Totally confused by the warnings on ME, if the max gust is now reduced to 100 km how come its still an orange warning, it should be downgraded to a yellow one, yesterday they had max gusts on a yellow warning of 110 km now they are down to 85 km.
Mean wind speed of 75 in the warning. 65-80 is orange.
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In fairness it's got very windy in Galway in the past hour really strong gusts
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In fairness it's got very windy in Galway in the past hour really strong gusts
Its been windy all day here in Mayo and the car was blown about a bit when driving but nothing to suggest a level 2 was issued, or even a level 1.
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06-03-2015, 18:13   #13
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Windy day but nothing exceptionable here near Tralee , 10 min avg 19.3 kph S, gust 48.3kph. Wouldn't expect anything much greater then these readings this evening for this location.
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a bit breesy in cork city south. nothing much to report at mo
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A pretty impressive 100 hPa difference between that low SE of Greenland & the anticyclone over France on the 12z Analysis.

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