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New Met Éireann Podcast Out Now - Storm Chasing!

Labhair Ferdia McCrann clár RTERnaG ‘Iris Aniar’ faoin tsraith Podchraoladh Met Éireann, an clár is déanaí ar “Storm Chasing” agus faoi obair na rannógí diffriúl laistigh de Met Éireann. Nasc @44min

We’re heading storm chasing in this month’s episode of the Met Éireann podcast! Liz and Noel are joined by meteorologist Paul Downes as they discuss a trip last year to ‘Tornado Alley’, an infamous region in the United States with notorious severe weather.

We hear how the team spent two weeks tracking storms across the plains of Kansas, Oklahoma and several other states, looking for and avoiding hazards like lightning, damaging hail, and of course, tornados! Paul takes us through where and when these storms form, the conditions needed for such severe weather to develop, and why we rarely see major thunderstorms or tornados here in Ireland.

We also hear from experienced storm chasers, Paul and Sarah Austin, who were part of the team and have spent years chasing and studying storms in Tornado Alley. We hear about how they got started what keeps them coming back, and some of the most intense situations they’ve found themselves in.

You can hear it by clicking the link above, it’s also available wherever you get your podcasts and on the podcast webpage.

Over the coming days, we’ll also be posting a series of pictures and videos from the trip of some of the spectacular weather we encountered, and these can be found by following the Met Éireann Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and by checking the podcast webpage.

Also hear the Winter 2019 climate summary for Ireland compiled and read by Paul Moore from our Climate Department.

Met Éireann’s very own choir- The Isobars – play out the podcast with their rendition of ‘Keep On The Sunny Side’.

In today’s image, lightning cracks under a large thunderstorm in southeast Montana, June 2019. Pic: @fitzpatricknoel

In today’s image, lightning cracks under a large thunderstorm in southeast Montana, June 2019. Pic: @fitzpatricknoel

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