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    Ophelia

    I thought a thread would be good for if anyone has any photos or video or just updates about the storm in different parts of the country. Obviously no one wants anyone to be hurt etc but i love a good storm.
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    You can track its location here: https://earth.nullschool.net/#curren...-17.246,39.180

    Pretty cool website, that, actually.

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    That is very good. Windy.com is great for forecasting it
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    Landed in Dublin airport an hour or so ago, from Bucharest. One of the scariest moments of my life. On touchdown we hit so hard I thought we had crashed for a split second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverFeltBetter View Post
    Landed in Dublin airport an hour or so ago, from Bucharest. One of the scariest moments of my life. On touchdown we hit so hard I thought we had crashed for a split second.
    There is video of a plane landing at Dublin on RTE. It never looks like getting down until the wheels hit the tarmac. I think I'd have preferred to go to the UK and get the bus or something.

    It has been bad here. Lots of trees down and the like but we have got off quite light compared to the south and the west coast.
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    It hasn't really been as bad as I was expecting in Derry at all. It got very grey as we approached mid-day before then brightening up a bit in the early afternoon with the breeze being unusually balmy. It got much windier (and wetter) then once it got dark here - after 7PM - but it was nothing too sustained. It was a bit anticlimactic actually as we'd been expecting the forecast onslaught to arrive at any point throughout the evening. It was more so very powerful gusts than a continuous battering. It's still quite windy outside at the minute and the hum of the wind is more constant now, although it generally doesn't seem as strong.

    I think we were sort of protected or shielded by the fact that the wind coming our way first had to travel inland over the rest of the island to the south and the whole of County Donegal to the west. Land slows the wind-speed, whereas open sea provides no real impediment, which is why coastal areas, even along the east coast (including Belfast) seemed to have gotten it much worse. Derry was probably in one of the safest locations to be on the island, given Ophelia's approach and progress.

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    As usual, Belfast gets everything and Derry gets feck all. Typical.

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    Certainly, it was a serious storm, and people were right to take precautions. It caused a fair amount of damage too. Still, I have never seen the Irish media overplay an event as much as this*...you'd imagine 9-11 was happening with the wall to wall coverage. I swear they were just waiting for somebody to die so they could pronounce it a 'deadly storm'.

    *with the possible exception of the reaction to beating the All Blacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osarusan View Post
    Certainly, it was a serious storm, and people were right to take precautions. It caused a fair amount of damage too. Still, I have never seen the Irish media overplay an event as much as this*...you'd imagine 9-11 was happening with the wall to wall coverage. I swear they were just waiting for somebody to die so they could pronounce it a 'deadly storm'.

    *with the possible exception of the reaction to beating the All Blacks.
    I think it warranted the wall-to-wall coverage. And sure, we had bugger all to be doing yesterday with almost everyone cooped up at home.

    The coverage served as a reminder to most of us to stay the hell indoors unlike those mooks in Sligo and Down.
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    It was only a Cat 3 but your biggest storm since the 60s. Cat 3 is nothing. I go out swimming in Category 3s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisLetang View Post
    It was only a Cat 3 but your biggest storm since the 60s. Cat 3 is nothing. I go out swimming in Category 3s.
    Was that you in the bikini in Salthill ?
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