The eastern U.S. has been in the grip of a big freeze for more than a week. It’s been so cold that Niagra Falls has frozen over and snow has fallen as far south as Florida. If all that wasn’t enough, the eastern seaboard is now braced for a ‘bomb-cyclone’ that’s set to bring blizzards, strong winds and coastal flooding.
After a brief return to milder weather in recent days, very cold Arctic air is set to make a comeback across the UK to finish off the week. Storm Caroline has been passing to the north of the UK during Thursday, bringing a stormy day to northern Scotland. But it’s behind the storm that the winds switch around to a north to north westerly direction, opening the door to much colder air spreading across the country.
The past week has seen Arctic air and snow affect the UK, and with another cold blast later this week, there is much excitement about the prospect of snow. Twitter has been awash with graphics from various weather computer models showing large swathes of the UK covered in snow in a week’s time. However, the bottom line is that you should never believe a detailed UK snow forecast more than three days ahead. The reason?
@markoftec@KildareMet@MetEireann@metoffice Global weather models are unlikely to resolve well for a buoy in the ocean. Yesterday’s 12Z ECWMF had gusts around 120km/h for Mace Head area for this afternoon. But going back to original point, it still shouldn’t have been a named storm!
@xmetman@CarlowWeather@MetEireann@metoffice Disagree. Numerical criteria are limiting as they don’t account for seasonal factors and other things. e.g. 60mph gusts in early autumn when trees are in leaf will be much more damaging than later in season when bare. Antecedent conditions. Need I go on?
@xmetman@CarlowWeather@MetEireann@metoffice Disagree. Numerical criteria are limiting as they don’t account for seasonal factors and other things. e.g. 60mph gusts in early autumn when trees are in leaf will be much more damaging than later in seasonal when bare. Antecedent conditions. Need I go on?
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