Tornadoes and waterspouts reported across Italy – October 6, 2018

A number of tornadoes were reported across much of Italy on Saturday, October 6. Both non-mesocyclonic and mesocyclonic tornadoes were recorded, reflecting the dynamics of the low affecting the region. Waterspout off Favignana island, Sicily, south Italy on October 6. Report: Weather Sicily. The current weather pattern over Italy is characterized by a large cutoff low. On Saturday the south of Italy was under a moderate mid-level jetstream, overlapping with moderate instability. Up to 1000-1500 J/kg MLCAPE was in place around Sicily, Campania and Puglia. Conditions were generally supportive for supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes. A spectacular tornadic supercell formed off the coast of Favignana island, Sicily. Time lapse video of the storm shows textbook tornadic supercell: looking at the supercell … Continue reading Tornadoes and waterspouts reported across Italy – October 6, 2018