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  1. I don't recall such an early shot at cold over many years. Usually the end of October is more notable for being very unsettled. For me the major plus is the Met being on board. The signal must be very strong for height rises to our North in early November. 2010, eventhough a shock at the time, is a reminder of how mid November can indeed deliver the goods
  2. January Snowstorm

    Autumn 2018

    You'd have to think the extreme type climate could well continue. The form horse is quite likely to be Summer continuing, a very short Autumn and Winter proper in Nov All pure speculation of course but I think the current evolving situation is miles ahead of any guesswork the beeb or met come up with! As a report on CNN indicates today global warming could well be way ahead of even extreme predictions. Who minds though if the UK gets months of Winter blizzards
  3. January Snowstorm

    Model output discussion - summer rolls on

    We seem to be almost afraid to say there's a break in weather type. Certainly for Ireland and Northwest UK it looks like some significant rain over this weekend. The drought for us which was quite an event in itself is coming to an end
  4. January Snowstorm

    Model output discussion 14/04/18

    I must be missing something What I see is high pressure way out in Atlantic extending and keeping a slight ridge over us. A mix of sunshine and cloud and primarily because it's mid Summer temps remain quite good. Surely awesome would be a high parked over us with a light easterly flow off the continent. Of course things could be a lot worse just trying to establish the realism that whilst it's not a full on breakdown nor is it glorious sunshine
  5. Is that large blob off Northwestern France heading for Southern Ireland I wonder? Looks impressive on sat
  6. To be fair Chino your analysis of the recent strat warming was second to none and have huge respect for your exceptional input. BUT don't you think this post is a little ott. There is a constant trend today to move things South and NONE of the models have differed. That's all I'm saying and I didn't say southeast wouldn't see snow. Why knock and beat folk who try to call it as they see it?!
  7. The southward correction continues on tonight's 18 run. If this trend continues a lot of the UK and Ireland will not get any easterly (away from southeast uk)
  8. With the Icon now on board we have complete agreement on this being a mainly dry frosty weekend with any wintry showers confined to southeast UK. Will feel bitterly cold all the same on Sunday before it turns mainly fine and cold thereafter
  9. All models agree this evening on a cold frosty and mainly dry setup. Of course some coastal snow showers also
  10. Well I think the potential showing here will get most of us out of hibernation. Going by the last extraordinary spell it isn't too late either as March can and does deliver... Roll on 18z
  11. Well what an event for Ireland Right on the south coast here near Cork we had the following Lying snow 6 days Minimum air temp Wed night of -7 confirmed by Cork airport 2 ice days with the max on Thursday -2 Here it surpassed anything seen since 1963. Snowdrifts 7 feet deep and in general most places saw 25cm+. When you consider it's March truly memorable
  12. Looks like Cork could get hit very bad. Coupled of course with a storm force easterly it's serious!
  13. January Snowstorm

    Model output discussion - the beast arrives

    Well if the models this evening play out anyway like they suggest southern Ireland will have to completely shut down for 2/3 days. Jokes aside this could become very serious with even front line hospitals out of action
  14. @johnholmes sounds like a mini ramp tonight John. You seem to be of the opinion that the cold will hang on beyond Friday
  15. He should be questioned about that in my view. He's supposed to be a professional forecaster.....it's minus 10 uppers....dam air of 510 or less and he's on about the hills!?