Archive For July, 2009

Large hail and damaging winds possible overnight

It looks like a weekly periodical frontal passage has setled up across Europe, as another trough with cold front affects southern Alpine region overnight from Friday to Saturday. Similar that happened exactly a week ago. Again, a strong Mediterranean ridge with very hot airmass provides stable conditions there, while rather…

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Caught some incredible tornadic supercells in north Italy on July 17th

I’ve had another great chase day on Friday, July 17th 2009. I was expecting storm intiation by 13-14z over central Po valley in SE Lombardia and got there in time. Two incredibly impressive supercells formed, both dropped few funnel clouds and at least one confirmed tornado, the second possible tornado…

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Severe storms with large hail, tornadoes and excessive rainfalls likely

A very strong and potentially dangerous negatively tilted trough crosses the Alps in the next 24-36hrs and severe storms with threat for very large hail, damaging winds, excessive rainfalls and tornadoes, some of them may be strong, seems likely to occur. Impresively rich boundary layer moisture with SFC dewpoints from…

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