Monday, July 30, 2012

Unusually Large Hail Fell on Parts of Italy Yesterday...

The above hailstones may not look all that impressive to an observer from the Plains of the United States, but for northern Italy, that's not too shabby!

A fairly extensive hailstorm struck the Refrontolio and Farria di Soligo regions of northeast Italy yesterday afternoon.  Most of the hailstones were quarter to golfball size, and some were dense enough to strip leaves off of some of the trees (as you can see if you look closely in the following video):

There was reportedly widespread damage to both agricultural lands and vehicles across the region.

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