Recorded tonight at 9 oclock (Sunday 11th Feb. 2018) in Mount Leader, Millstreet the snowfall creates a Winter Wonderland….Cool…Very Cool! Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Night Snowfall in Millstreet Brings Winter Wonderland”
The brief appearance of snow in the Millstreet area on Friday (9th Feb. 2018) brought some truly wintery scenes especially on higher ground. Here we share some four such images. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
She was soon to find out the damage done to her home and other neighbours by the lightening – blown out phone sockets.
Listen to the interview with Jayne below, or in this Radio Kerry article: Lightning Damage to my Home
This is the closest I’ll ever get to the moon!…The close-up image was achieved with a 40 zoom lens of quite a simple little camera – I was pleasantly surprised to note how close it got to the moon even capturing views of some of its craters. It’s our way of attempting to fulfil Frank Sinatra’s wish in his song “Fly me to the Moon”! (S.R.)
It was a ticket bought at O’Keeffe’s Supervalu which realised €65,000.00 for a lucky winner in yesterday’s “Telly Bingo”. [read more …] “Joe Encourages Summer Weather!”
We knew it was going to be bad yesterday, but few expected it to be that bad. Heavy snow in the morning, made things awkward, but it turned to constant heavy rain at midday which washed away the snow, and the afternoon was just streams of water flowing in every direction. Sure, summer is coming, isn’t it …
It has been unseasonably warm this last two months, and our plants are confused. This daffodil from Dooneen is trying to get out before the snowdrops … only three months early! There have been reports from all over of plants flowering way out of season this December. Climate change perhaps, or a seasonal anomaly, who knows. What has been happening though is that ground temperatures have stayed up at 12 Celsius, which is a point where many plants start to grow at, and it might be an explanation of sorts. In the last few days, ground temperatures have fallen back to 7C, so that might put a stop to out of season flowers.
Storm Frank brought incessant rain all yesterday afternoon (76.9mm in total in town). On top of ground that was already totally saturated, all the rain went straight to the rivers and flooding was inevitable. This morning the Blackwater and Finnow are at the highest they’ve been in a number of years. Loads of roads in the area are closed, so travelling today isn’t a great idea. photos below are thanks to Michelle. (For lots more photos/videos/info on flooding in Cork, see Cork Flood Alerts)
The Blackwater peaked at 8am this morning at a height of 3.233m, the highest it’s been in a number of years. [read more …] “Storm Frank: Water Water Everywhere”
Old Clara is covered in the gray fogs of rain
And brown storm water is gurgling in every roadside drain
And the sun behind gray clouds is hidden away
And cattle in farm sheds are bellowing for silage or hay
The low gray clouds tell that [read more …] “November In Millstreet”
The art of nature … at first glance the ice looks like doves beside the river, and then you wonder how did that form?
Natures art comes at a price though. The freeze is still with us but it is not as cold as it has been in previous nights. Rain/sleet fell early yesterday morning and froze solid, covering everything in half an inch of solid ice. Everything ground to a halt and early morning commuters were left with treacherous road conditions with many of them turning around and staying at home for the day. While in town all day, walkers were better off walking on the roads because the footpaths had not been salted and were just plain dangerous.
The last two weeks weather has been really terrible. Daily flooding seems to be the order of the day at the moment, because all ground is saturated to the last. Hopefully the rest of the winter will dry out a little, and let life get back to some sort of normality.