16 February 2012
Posted by Dan Satterfield
The European Space Agencies Envisat has taken a beautiful picture of a snow covered Italy. The image was taken on 13 Feb. and shows a lot of frost on the Italian boot. If you want a really big full res image to make a poster out of then go here. The image is over 9 megabytes, so be warned!
Does Italy get “Lake Effect” snow activity? All that water the boot sits in and the mountain chain down the middle…
Think the lakes are too small, but they do have some other very interesting weather that is specific to the region. Any Italian forecasters out there want to chime in??
I’m sorry Dan, I was being a bit loose with the term lake effect. Italy has ocean on three sides, when the wind is right and it is cold enough, does the water laden air blowing in off the ocean fall out as snow when it hits the higher elevations? Your photo makes it look like this might be the case.
Oh, no doubt that the ocean has a sig. effect when the arctic air is in place. Even Rome can get some heavy snows!