Severe Weather Advisory #2 – Tropical Storm Helene

Good morning, everyone. Hurricane Helene has weakened to a tropical storm overnight, while still continuing its northward track. It will turn Northeastwards after passing over the Azores later this weekend, undergoing extratropical transition soon thereafter. It is moving close to the recently formed Tropical Storm Joyce, and from my perspective, it is possible that the…

Severe Weather Advisory #1 – Hurricane Helene

Well, it now looks all but certain that Hurricane Helene will hit Ireland early next week. The National Hurricane Center has updated its forecast to show a clear slant towards Ireland over the weekend, with West Cork, Cork City, Kerry, and Limerick squarely in the crosshairs. Those who know me and my forecasts know that…

Special Advisory – Tropical Storm Florence

In recent days, there’s been quite a bit of kerfuffle about a supposed storm “stronger than Ophelia” hitting Ireland towards the middle of September. At the time this story broke, that storm, now designated as Tropical Storm Florence, had just rolled over the coast of Senegal as a strong tropical depression. As with all “meteorological”…

Advance Alert – Cold Spell from Feb. 28th onward

I’ve been dropping references to it for the last few weather bulletins, but by now the information has solidified enough to warrant this advance alert. From February 28thonwards, Ireland will experience a significant and potentially prolonged cold spell. Significant amounts of snowfall are on the way as well, even Cork could be seeing 10-25 centimeters…

Public Service Announcement – Influx of Spam Comments

For the last few days, this blog, together with others hosted by WordPress, has been the target of a concerted spam campaign, both with bogus email followers and with generic spam comments. Most of them are nothing more than a nuisance, and I’m deleting them as fast as I can. However, just in case one…

Severe Weather Event October 16th – 17th – Advisory #3

Ophelia has evolved into a Category 2 Hurricane, and has started on its trek to the Northeast. It is now all but certain that Ireland will be affected by Ophelia on Monday. It will technically not be a hurricane anymore, but it will hold hurricane force winds. The size and intensity of the storm mean…

Potential Severe Weather Event October 16th – Advisory #1

I know this seems like a weird warning to give here in Ireland, however due to its unusual characteristics, it appears likely that tropical storm Ophelia, which will evolve into a hurricane by Thursday, will hit Ireland early next week, most likely on Monday. The US National Hurricane Center in Miami is tracking the storm,…