Friday, May 3, 2013

Large Tornado in Emilia Romagna Italy Today...

A large tornado struck the Emilia Romagna region of Italy earlier today (local time).  The above video was recently posted on YouTube and the still photo below was posted on twitter:

One of the same supercell thunderstorms also produced very large hail across the area (which is not typical of this region):

The radar snapshot below shows the same types of supercell thunderstorm signatures across northern Italy today that we'd typically see here in the central U.S.!

...and a related visible satellite picture shows "overshooting tops" on at least 3 storms, which signifies very large hail (as confirmed by the picture above):

You can read more about the event here.

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