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Mixer 85

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  1. Thanks Raindrops, it’s been an exciting afternoon/evening. Certainly beats paperwork hah. Making my way back home now with the hope of meeting the Meath cell en route. Any recommendations from any of the good folk on here as to where would be a good place to go next? What’s the chances of something supercellular appearing on the radars? Rarely get out for a chase as there’s rarely anything to chase so want to make the most of this.
  2. Was doing vat returns so soon as the storms started popping up I jumped in the car. Managed to stay under the Louth/Meath cell and got ahead of it as it moved offshore. The rainfall was intense with frequent flashes and some shotgun thunder. Managed to see one CG strike which was quite impressive. Currently sat at Blackrock, just south of Dundalk watching the storm as it rolls into the Irish Sea. Thunder was almost constant a while ago but currently very little now. Unfortunately didn’t see any lightning bolts as I’m on the periphery and can’t see through the rain/hail core. Might head back to Meath now and try intercept this next storm. Firs picture was taken in north west Meath, second here in Blackrock. Not the most photogenic structures. Happy hunting guys, hope you get your share too.
  3. Was driving to Blanchardstown on the M3 through this and it was certainly a shower from hell. Hail was very intense and managed to see a nice wee bolt of lightning. Despite the dreadful road conditions, there were still many a simpleton recklessly speeding along.
  4. Aye, similar scenario here around 5pm. Rain was torrential and wind was howling, and likewise it settled after about 5mins or so. Was installing huge 4sqm triple glaze glass units weighing roughly 200kg at the time. Only 3 of us doing the lift so was a struggle at times with the wind. Thankfully quite sheltered where we were. Rain was more of an issue with the suction cups slipping quite a bit.
  5. Maybe we’re been mislead with this warm signal....it’s been the case so far with the cold signal... .....yes,.. I know..
  6. You’re all welcome to join me if ya chip in a few bob for the hire
  7. That’s it!! I’m away out to rent a wood chipper and dance round the garden in the nip as the missus feeds aero-board into it.
  8. Tbh I’m starting to loose faith with the ongoing potential this winter. So far it seems to be one of eternal optimism with little to show. Thankfully we’ve the full month of February to go and we all know how quickly things can escalate once a signal establishes itself. Perhaps after Sunday’s slidergate I’ll have the patience to venture back into the Southern English...ah-em sorry the MOD thread for a more broad brush balanced outlook. For now, thanks for the update Mountain Shadow
  9. Seems to be weakening and fragmenting over the midlands. Is there possibility of reinvigoration as it begins to retreat south? Clutching at straws here hah!
  10. Raining here in NW Meath despite the radar showing all snow. My greatest concern was whether the front would come far enough north and now that it has it’s bloody rain!
  11. Like how you look up at the lamppost at 00:49.....just to be sure it’s really happening
  12. I’m very sorry to say Rochey, but this is one occasion where I hope the Dublin snow shield stays intact. Given that I’m working in Dublin today and Bray tomorrow, last thing I want to see is anything remotely resembling a snowflake next or near that god forsaken M50!! Hope you understand
  13. All very promising atm. It’s nice to finally be in on the action of potential sliders and frontal snow. All too often were just that bit too far west and the dumpings occur across the pond. Let’s just hope the potential doesn’t dwindle or even better, we may see upgrades with more of us seeing the white stuff.
  14. Curious as to how others feel about the mod thread recently? Since last weekend and especially since it’s gone full on banter, it seems to be a scatter bomb of jibber jabber. The content seems to have much less of an informative flow and I’m now finding myself getting irritated after a page or two and baling out. Not to mention the S Engand bias. Anyway, not sure whether it’s fatigue or perhaps disappointment at the failed easterly from last week, but just thought I’d ask if anyone else feels the same.
  15. Thanks Stormy, delighted to hear that as they’ll rarely throw out such statements without a reasonable level of certainty. Think now it’s fair to say game on! Just a matter of ironing out the detail now but hopefully we’ll all see a bit of the white stuff this week.
  16. Lots of the S word mentioned on Met Eireann website with moderate accumulations in Ulster on Tuesday. Hopefully you guys will get a good old dumping. Personally...I’d be happy with a dusting Still nice to see Snow getting a good mention as Met E tend to be rather conservative in that regard.
  17. Extremely frustrating how cold seems endlessly pushed back beyond the day ten envelope and never seems to get within the reliable. Only hope is that the signal is there and IF the forcings do finally take hold then we could see things counting down. Granted the roller coaster is all too familiar and reminiscent of a typical winter but it’s worth reminding ourselves that there’s nothing typical about the current atmospheric state. It may or may not work in our favour but it’s certainly enough to maintain interest and watch with fascination as everything unfolds. Personally, I’ll be maintaining optimism so long as the likes of G.P, Catacol and B.B 1962/3 are blowing the cold trumpet. Last year seemed dead in the water until out of nowhere the boom charts started appearing, then as we were all expecting the watering down of cold potential it instead came forward with upgrade after upgrade. Phenomenal stuff!!! Micheal
  18. Quite right Rochey. Everything seems to be shaping up nicely. Also worth noting @mountain shadow SSW was never progged to have an effect over the Christmas period. The delayed strat/trop response due to downwelling means that if we’re on the lucky side we likely won’t see any effect until early Jan at best. The potential cold over Christmas is to be driven by other teleconnective forcings (far beyond my ken) which the models will likely struggle with so expect plenty of flip flopping in the coming days.
  19. Jeez what a day!! Totally agree with Neiller22 with regard to dropping of the cold signal for Christmas only to gather pace again in the coming days. It’s always unfolds this way as the models struggle to make sense of the volatility. I just wish that people in the MAD thread would realise this and acquire the ability to look beyond current output. It’s tiresome wading through the doom and gloom “it’s not gonna snow until March “ rubbish! I’m by no means convinced that it’s going to happen but I’m certainly aware of the potential and with that comes great enthusiasm and excitement. For many years I’ve stared at flat zonal charts with E Canada farting low after low at us. Well this year appears to be different thankfully and I expect lots to look forward to. So much so that I left two spare wheels with the local garage man, with instructions to have snow tyres on em before Christmas Worst case scenario they’ll gather dust in the shed but hopefully over the coming weeks I’ll be out in the snow with my fingers falling off as I grip the wheel brace Anyway nice to come in here and see a lot of positive realism. Keep the faith folks. It’s that glimmer of hope that has us here after all. Micheal
  20. Hello all. Haven’t popped in here for a while, so was pleased to find a few pages of very enjoyable content. I’m quietly confident with regard to potential cold during the festive period. Paying attention to certain folk on the mod thread/strat thread whom I wouldn’t consider to be typical rampers has me believing that we may be on the cusp of an exceptional winter. Teleconnections looking favorable for renewed blocking around Christmas, with hopefully enough oomph and in a location that would deliver the goods. With a bit of luck the models will start showing stronger signals of this in the coming days. Following on from this, there’s a lot of musings about a wave 2 SSW later in January which could certainly deliver the goods for a good lengthy period. I keep thinking back to a post from GP back in early November I believe “think of it like a lorry about to jack knife” (wrt to the polar vortex)....well to that I say YES PLEASE!! and hopefully the icy load comes spilling down on top of us!! Anyway, still all to play for and plenty of time to play too. Hope you all are well and feeling festive. Micheal
  21. Hey Rochey, glad you’re enjoying your trip to Kerry. Any thoughts on how we’ll fair out with regards to thunderstorms? Will missing the extreme heat leave us under damp cloudy fronts or would our proximity to the low have us under the battleground sector with lots of beefy storms to enjoy? Thanks in advance
  22. Like the last easterly I wonder if we’ll see further upgrades as we get nearer to T0? Kinda over cold now and would like to see some pleasant spring warmth but then again, extraordinary weather events are the reason for my interest in weather so won’t be complaining if we see an extraordinarily cold event for the time of year. Interesting times to say the least
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