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# 16 : Thursday 7-1-2010 @ 01:25
 
 
The weather may be colder and the ice and snow a little thicker than most years but its not like dublin airport shouldn't have an ample supply of grit and machinery to cope?
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# 17 : Thursday 7-1-2010 @ 01:32
 
 
Someone said :

Well it snowed last year, the snow thread is a nice record of the event there were few problems last year. But it was not coupled with the freezing icy conditions or the length of the spell this is happening right across the Northern Hemisphere From Ireland to Korea It is freak to abnormal conditions definitely out of the ordinar

The snow thread is a good record of increased snowiness in recent years. This year has been worse, but your contention that these are freak conditions is premature - suppose we get similar or worse conditions in future years? Then it just becomes part of an expected pattern.

I expect we will get similar weather in coming years. As I say, we can be forgiven for not being prepared this year, but not next year.

All that aside, we are blessed in our island in having just about the mildest weather conditions in the whole world. The floods and snows this year are our idea of bad weather. We sometimes forget how fortunate we are. Yes we can cope. So some planes are delayed - big deal. No-one has died.

It's just weather.
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# 18 : Thursday 7-1-2010 @ 01:34
 
 
Someone said :
The weather may be colder and the ice and snow a little thicker than most years but its not like dublin airport shouldn't have an ample supply of grit and machinery to cope?

I don't know how it works, but the runways have to remain clear, salted, ploughed inspected, then theres the more important business of de-icing the aircraft, do they have that ammount of equipment or that amount of crews, do they need them for a once in a 20 year event. They are loosing money now because of been ill prepared I think, IMO they would lose more by been prepared for an event like this all the time. Its more than likely a business decision.

We would be singing a diferent tune if there was an incident I think Aer Riata acted responsibly.
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# 19 : Thursday 7-1-2010 @ 01:39
 
 
Fail... had to walk home from work today well attempted to and then failed as was falling on the snow so called very scared taxi to drive in traffic to get me home to the city from blanch!! dublin bus should get a fleet of reindeer from da phoenix park for the month! be more use!
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# 20 : Thursday 7-1-2010 @ 01:44
 
 
You really think that paul? Interesting! Even on an ordainary cold day, what temperatures do you think aircraft have to endure say at 20,000 feet? Anyways, i don't think the weather is really that bad to close an airport especially with 1cm of snow.
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# 21 : Thursday 7-1-2010 @ 01:46
 
 
I do think we could deal with it better. It atarted snowing in London last night and has been snowing there all day but it doesn't seem to be much of a big deal over there. The city was so suiet today at 6 o clock I was shockede that snow had brought it to that
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# 22 : Thursday 7-1-2010 @ 01:50
 
 
There is an argument that Ireland has no central coordinating body to cope with extreme emergency weather or conditions, not so much a FEMA more a central coordinated emergency responce management, headed by one of the emergency response services perhaps the army. They have the personnel and they do coordinate with the other services. We seem to be in the middle of an emergency before we realise there is a problem. If this lasts the expected 10 days more vulnerable people will suffer needlessly some will die.

Just a thought.
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# 23 : Thursday 7-1-2010 @ 01:56
 
 
How long is this weather expected to last?
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# 24 : Thursday 7-1-2010 @ 01:59
 
 
I think the snow is so beautiful. Our country looks so lovely. Why are people whining, fault-finding? Why are we incapable of finding pleasure in the unexpected?

A bit of snow, some ice. Some cancellations. Big bloody deal. We live in the mildest climate on earth, and still we moan.

Little Irelanders.

Enjoy this snowy weather!




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# 25 : Thursday 7-1-2010 @ 02:00
 
 
Someone said :
You really think that paul? Interesting! Even on an ordainary cold day, what temperatures do you think aircraft have to endure say at 20,000 feet? Anyways, i don't think the weather is really that bad to close an airport especially with 1cm of snow.

Its alot to do with moisture freezing on the wing, it changing the shape of the aerodynamics. They crash, and alot of aircraft have crashed because of ice. It's not so much the 1 cm of snow its the -0 to 15 with wind chill.

Have you ever flown out of a freezing airport and seen out your window a service vehicle spray the wings that de-icing its very important. This vid shows what they have to do also the pilot can redirect the jet flow by applying the reverse thrusters but (out of my depth).



Video Link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVSLSWzX4a0
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# 26 : Thursday 7-1-2010 @ 02:03
 
 
The alternative

Video Link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubeVUnGQOIk
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# 27 : Thursday 7-1-2010 @ 02:26
 
 
Oh i heartily concur wheelie! There is such a lovely homely peace to the landscape that is just wonderful. If you are dressed warm when venturing out then its just beautiful. I passed by a garden shop today which were selling potted daffodils which was a nice reminder that spring isn't too far away.
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# 28 : Thursday 7-1-2010 @ 02:37
 
 
Someone said :
I think the snow is so beautiful. Our country looks so lovely. Why are people whining, fault-finding? Why are we incapable of finding pleasure in the unexpected?

A bit of snow, some ice. Some cancellations. Big bloody deal. We live in the mildest climate on earth, and still we moan.

Little Irelanders.

Enjoy this snowy weather!


+1

I had the most peaceful walk home today and the beauty of the snow just gave me a smile all the way home.
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# 29 : Thursday 7-1-2010 @ 02:38
 
 
Shitty ice and "potential occasional snowfalls" til saturday at least....apparently!
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# 30 : Thursday 7-1-2010 @ 06:41
 
 
Sun and Mon are supposed to be bad too
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