28 November 2012
Midwest Style Tornado Hits Southern Italy
Posted by Dan Satterfield
The storm that flooded St. Mark’s Square in Venice with a meter of water today also produced a tornado. A real Great Plains style tornado at that.
Here is an image from the Meteosat showing the storm. If the budget cuts do not get it, the U.S. will have an ultra modern weather satellite like this in a few years.
The upper level charts show a negative tilted deep trough to the west, a classic super-cell set-up. A strong surface low and warm front were moving across the southern parts of Italy as well today.
This was not an Italian tornado. At no point did it say, “Eh, whatsa matta you?!”
It also didn’t ask for any Capocollo.