New world record from Molise?

Snow in Capracotta. Image from the Capracotta.com website, which also provides ski information in three languages.

Snow in Capracotta. Image from the Capracotta.com website, which also provides ski information in three languages.

We rarely hear from Molise, that region southeast of Abruzzo, northwest of Puglia. Molise extends from the mountains of central Italy to the Adriatic coast. But a village in Molise made international news today, boasting a world record snowfall of more than 100 inches–in just 18 hours! Take a look here. 

The village of Capracotta (translation: cooked goat. Hmmm.) is in ski country, so winter snow is common. But their recent snowfall was out of the ordinary, even for them! Check out this webcam for an image of Piazza Falconi.

Tornado in Taranto, Italy!

Crazy weather in the Italian south today!! Watch the video.

WTVR.com

[ooyala code=”ZrcGlhNzoNgHb6yrneCyhrCjI4jzFAG4″]

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Tornadoes can happen in many other parts of the world, even though the U.S. is best-known for its tornadic activity. And one struck the biggest steel mill plant in Western Europe on November 28, injuring at least 20 ILVA steel plant workers and causing heavy structural damage. At least one worker on a crane was reported missing, and divers were searching for the missing person, according to the mayor of Taranto, Italy.

View original post