DISCUSSION: As a strong low pressure system continued to move across portions of south-central Europe over the past 24 to 48 hours, heavy snowfall impacted portions of central Italy. As you can clearly see above, there were near whiteout conditions at times during the course of the day on Monday as strong, gusty winds combined with heavy falling snowfall to create near-zero visibility for many people during the course of this event. As we continue to go through the 2016-2017 Winter season across central to south-central Europe, there was a consistent trend defined by fairly heavy snowfall impacting these areas. Having said that, it goes without saying that this heavy snowfall event led to a multitude of travel delays and/or cancellations in regards to domestic and international flights into and out of Italy! In addition, this also caused a substantial number of issues and nasty travel conditions for all those travelling in automobiles of some sort.
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