DISCUSSION: As a weak low pressure system gradually made its way across parts of the Alps across northern Italy, there was an increase in southerly flow making its way from both the Adriatic Sea as well as the Mediterranean Sea. As this warmer and moistened air made its way northward towards central and northern Italy, it ran into colder air encapsulated within the confines of valleys embedded within the western/central sections of the Alps mountains. Hence, this scenario set the stage for a classic snowfall event to envelop the more elevated parts of northern Italy. As shown in the images above, this set-up was picture perfect as far as the result was concerned. As capture in the images above, there was indeed substantial snowfall accumulated across parts of northern Italy (including areas such as but not limited to Stelvio Pass). Having a winter weather event such as this this far into the Summer-time months certainly caught many people by surprise. Therefore, it is always important to be weather-ready and stay ahead of any type of inclement weather event well ahead of it's arrival.
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