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Usual media weather hysteria

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Gee - I never realised it was winter, that Ireland is 54 degrees north and we've never had a bit of snow before.

RTE headline "Status Yellow warning as snow forecast for Thursday".  Wow a massive possible 3cm of snow! Scandinavians looking at the link below must be laughing their snow boots off. :) 

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1227/929828-snow-warning/

As usual media hyping it up and worrying folk unnecessarily. By contrast met.ie have a factual forecast without any exaggeration nor hype.

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4 minutes ago, jhb171achill said:

What if it drifts to almost 4cm at the side of kerbs? We're all doomed, I tell ye!

I don't know JB, but they've just "taken the roads in for the night" here! :) 

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36 minutes ago, Broithe said:

Yellow snow is the worst sort.

Please this is a family forum :) Could you not have used a 'rest room' 

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Shock horror status yellow alert - according to RTE "Some areas may see 2cm of snow".:) Wheel barrows may have difficulty manoeuvring and it could be especially difficult for tractors.  :) Only CE marked wellington boots should be worn in such harsh conditions. Air rescue helicopters on standby in case anybody breaks a finger nail in the savage artic snow conditions expected to  hit the back end of the island later.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1228/929884-snow-warning/

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21 minutes ago, Noel said:

Shock horror status yellow alert - according to RTE "Some areas may see 2cm of snow".:) Wheel barrows may have difficulty manoeuvring and it could be especially difficult for tractors.  :) Only CE marked wellington boots should be worn in such harsh conditions. Air rescue helicopters on standby in case anybody breaks a finger nail in the savage artic snow conditions expected to  hit the back end of the island later.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1228/929884-snow-warning/

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Talk of helicopters reminded me of this.

 

I love the fact that it is all coordinated by PHECC, the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council.

A very Irish acronym.

I look forward to further organisations being established - ARS, GURLS and DRINC, perhaps?

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Yes the increasing culture of tasking precious SAR assets to respond to minor land and maritime incidents is becoming ridiculous. It costs the tax payer approx €25k each time an S92 is deployed to some nit wit walker who has sprained an angle in the mountains or broken a wrist, instead of letting the mountain rescue who are already on scene carry them down to an ambulance a stretcher like they've done for decades. A broken wrist or sprained angle is not life threatening, so no need for a helo. Sure serious stuff like head injury, cardiac, hypothermia, etc, sure send the thunderbirds. 

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It seems Met Eireann now believes that every approaching front in the period between November and February warrants an orange warning for snow regardless of the actual chances of it occurring. The current warning relates to an occluded front approaching from the south-west, a combination which must have similar odds of producing snow as one has of winning the lotto.

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