SNOW WARNING UPDATE: RAIN TURNING TO SNOW THROUGHOUT DAY, SAYS FORECASTER

first_imgTHE Meteo Times weather channel has issued a latest update on snow across the North West.After a stormy night, rain is slowly turned to sleet and snow, says forecaster Peter O’Donnell.Snow has already fallen on the mountains and many hills. Here’s the latest update from Peter:The front that swept through Ireland overnight has stalled and colder air is mixing into the moisture, changing rain to sleet. Some accumulating snow will begin later this morning over higher parts of Ulster. Gradually, from this afternoon to mid-day Saturday, low pressure will develop over Ireland organizing this mixed bag of precipitation while temperatures continue to fall slowly everywhere, and this will continue to shift the balance between rain and snow both in terms of elevation and from north to south. By Saturday night it will probably become cold enough to snow just about anywhere but moisture may then begin to break into less organized patterns, so snowfall later in the weekend will be hit or miss. The east coast will be favoured because of sea effect but as the Irish Sea is quite warm compared to the air mass, sea level areas in Dublin and Wicklow could see sleety or mixed showers. The potential for heavy snow in all of this remains highest, I believe, in two places, hills of Donegal and Derry and some other parts of the north, and from about 150m to near summit levels on the east side of the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains. Eventually about half to two-thirds of Ireland’s land mass should be covered in at least 2-4 cm of snow and a few places will see more, perhaps 15-25 cm on higher ground in some isolated instances. This period will bring widespread mixed sleety precipitation before snow and coatings of ice or half-frozen slush will make walking and driving difficult at best. Plan for delays and perhaps one or two closed roads in hilly areas.   SNOW WARNING UPDATE: RAIN TURNING TO SNOW THROUGHOUT DAY, SAYS FORECASTER was last modified: January 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal daily weather forecastSNOW WARNING UPDATE: RAIN TURNING TO SNOW THROUGHOUT DAYlast_img