Weather News In Brief - Dec 12 2010

Currachs at low tide Abhainn Gabhla, Bertraghboy Bay, Cashel, Connemara. Pic Tony Sullivan.
Black ice on Irish roads, race meetings cancelled, stadium roof collapses under weight of snow in USA, UK Met Office issues weather advisory, Scottish Transport Minister resigns over handling of cold spell...

  • AA Roadwatch has warned that black ice is causing hazardous driving conditions in parts of the country, particularly in Leinster. MORE
  • The UK Met Office has issued an advisory for this Thursday: “Widespread Icy Roads & Heavy Snow”. 
  • Met Eireann: Thursday - Very cold wintry conditions following later Thursday and the rain could well turn to sleet or snow in places before finally clearing.
  • MINNEAPOLIS, USA -- The teflon roof covering the Metrodome's Mall of America field has collapsed due to heavy amounts of snow early Sunday morning. Around 5 a.m. Sunday the roof of the "Dome" caved in far enough to where it was not visible from ground level according to a KARE 11 photographer. MORE
  • Weather Warning For Christmas Getaway – Sky News
  • Scotland's beleaguered Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson has resigned over his handling of the travel chaos caused by the extreme winter weather, according to the BBC.  Snow and ice brought much of central Scotland's road network to a standstill earlier this week. MORE
  • SPORT: CORK has abandoned the two chases scheduled to end the venue's Monday card, reports the Racing Post. MORE
  • FUEL WATCH: The National Consumer Agency (NCA) today published the findings of a survey of prices charged for the supply and delivery of wood pellets in bulk form and for the supply of bagged pellets. Pricing information was collected from 36 wood pellet suppliers in total and reveals differences of up to 82% in the cost of bagged pellets. MORE