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  1. One can only hope the commencement of these northerly incursions from around the 14th/15th will eventually lead to something more substantial in terms of sustained blocking. Can’t honestly say I find the wording on the latest outlook from the met service here to be overly interesting. This for example is how they see things panning out from next Wednesday onwards.. ”Further outlook: A changeable more mobile Atlantic regime is probable, with damp or wet and windy episodes, alternating with drier and brighter interludes. Temperatures will tend to trend closer to average, with an increased risk of night-time frosts”
  2. Hopefully just a wobble from the overnight Ecm run for it's a considerable downgrade on recent runs. Would be great to have the full impact of the SSW felt within the next fortnight giving us a good 6 weeks from then till end of Feb to possibly enjoy its fruits rather than have it all happening too little too late, much like what happend end of Feb ‘18.
  3. Wouldn’t you just know it, just when The Express is at it again with their predictions for a Jan whiteout, reality paints a very different picture as in the latest Ecm run.... A paragraph from the express updated just a couple of hours ago. “ Heavy snow is predicted to hit early in 2019. Bookmakers have slashed the odds on snow falling during January and are predicting the coldest winter on record. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are, however, both expected to be mild with “outbreaks of drizzle”.
  4. Amidst all the doom and gloom coming off the back of the latest gfs run there's still perhaps a chink of light and reasons to be hopeful if not cheerful the fact that local radio here in the Cork region carried a story earlier today which said Ireland could be in for a bitterly cold and wintry January, with the possible return of the same type weather system that caused The Beast from the East this year. The story went on to say how according to the British Met office the UK is currently in the middle of what's known as Sudden Stratospheric Warming. However, the news item did end on a cautionary note and that needless to say came from a spokesperson representing the Irish met office saying it was too early "yet" to say if we'll get more extreme weather.
  5. Well I’ll probably be very unpopular for saying this, but if that high can’t position itself favorably to bring us what we all crave for in our hunt for the obvious then the Gfs solution along with the met office forecast of a potentially ramped up jet early January is of far more interest than a mind numbingly boring Slug to our south as has been the case so far this Christmas.
  6. Ecm 240 chart is a thing of sheer beauty..best stocking filler of the day
  7. Keep the faith Frosty, for something tells me you may have reason before long to inundate this forum with a certain emoji that I know holds very special appeal let alone significance..
  8. “Switch to joyous viewing in a matter of days” eh We’ll hold you to that
  9. Oh Tight Isobar as well as Helen Willets and the like, whatever happened to the promise and the dream...Seasons greetings anyhow from a subtropical filled Cork
  10. Having viewed the rather underwhelming overnight runs it's at times like this that one has a tendency to look back on recent posts such as this for some form of solace. One can only hope there might be an equally positive follow up within the next 12 hours....or so!
  11. A case of spot the difference with regards to day number one and day 10 on the Ecm overnight run. Atlantic influence still very evident out to day 10, at least, with north western areas more prone yet again to any wind and rain. Still, as the more knowledgeable in here have already stressed the timeframe of interest with regards to cold weather prospects is from mid-dec onwards. Let's just pray they're bang on the money with this theory...
  12. Wash out your mouth CreweCold for personally speaking I find the whole notion of a pressure rise from the south distasteful and downright nauseating, especially at this time of year. If we can't have snowy, I'd rather a turbulent Atlantic and an unstable atmosphere, far more preferable than being stuck under a boring Euro Slug high bringing total nothingness...
  13. Been a long day is right, and doesn’t seem to be ending on a very cheerful note either, especially should those latter frames of tonight’s Ecm verify. Can’t see heights building from the south doing us any favours with regards to cold weather prospects.
  14. Any pressure rise from the south in winter can be fraught with danger for those of a cold weather persuasion. Wouldn't care either to hedge too many bets on frost and fog being much of a player with such a mid latitude block.