Weather thread


#1163

Did you never think of going to college to study and making a career out of it? Or did you get into when you where older?


#1164

@FiscalRectaltude goes wherever the wind takes him, @JJF.


#1165

Yes he’s a free spirit our Alfredo.


#1166

Everywhere I go, always…

Seriously though I did, when I left school I went to college to study Science, in those days only way into the Met service was by getting a degree in what used to be called Experimental Physics. I was rubbish at that, and not the greatest of student at mathematics either. I just liked Geogo. What happened after that is a long story.

When I was about 13 a friend of my mother’s who worked in the Met office in Glasnevin brought me in for a tour, I met people like Gerald Nodandawink Fleming, John Meath Eagleton, and the legendary Smiling Evelyn Cusack, all in their early days with the service at that stage. It was a real thrill, and they gave me a couple of those old charts they used for the tv forecast back then, these were basically stiff cardboard/chipboard sections with the blue and the black lines and the weather symbols on them.

I remember it was very early April 1981, Easter weekend, and it was cold with some sleet in Dublin. I kept those for about 30 years but they fell apart. In those days the Met Office building was like something from a science fiction show!


#1167

Hmmm, the cold looks set to return at Easter. A direct northerly this time courtesy of a Greenland high pressure ridge. Too far away for any confidence at this stage, but again, something worth monitoring.


#1168

Will there be Easter Snow?


#1169

Actually (nerd alert) we’re statistically more likely to have a white Easter than a white Christmas! Love that tune Beeko!


#1170

You name dropping meteorological tart. Are you having a fling with jean Byrne ? We won t tell anyone promise. This is more exciting than isobars , area of low pressure, cold fronts from the west etc . How many sugars does Gerry Fleming take in his tea? Go on tell us.


#1171

Have you any more good news?


#1172

Ah ffs will this cold ever just ■■■■ off :triumph:


#1173

My nerd alert… the day that Kilmacud Crokes won their 1st All-Ireland Club title (St Patrick’s Day 1995) was a freezing cold day, lots of hail/sleet showers. 1995 was one of the best summers in living memory - and Dublin won Sam!


#1174

Hah, I’ve no idea what he drinks!!! Ger retired a couple of months ago,so doubt I’ll meet him again to ask him! My missus works around the corner from the Met office so I see a few of the forecasters in the local cafe from time to time, I’ll ask them what way Ger likes his tea!


#1175

Aha !

Mystery solved.

I wondered why he was Skype-ing into the RTE newsroom from his kitchen table, during Emma.


#1176

Is it that fancy hipster place across from The Pyramid of Geeser?(so-called because Kieran McGeeney is reputed to have gone there to pray with some of the team’s mummies before the All-I final in 2002)


#1177

No, it’s a small walk away just off Griffith ave!


#1178

Anderson’s? Lovely grub if that’s it!


#1179

“Anderson’s…Of The Riiiiise” don’t you know, my good man/woman. The 'Nevin aristocracy will not be forgiving of any incorrect references.


#1180

Yes of course! I forgot myself for a minute! I’ve only ever visited occasionally!


#1181

The Drumcondra outpost (ya know…the one for match goers, culchies & gurriers) do a class of a yoke called a galette. Dahlings, it is absolutely divine !


#1182

Is that a relation of a raclette?