Italy Sets New World One-Day Snowfall Record, 8 Feet In 18 Hours

An amazing story is coming out of Italy this morning as sources indicate that Capracotta and Pescocostanzo, between Abruzzo and Molise in central Italy are officially the snowiest places in the world! Capracotta, in the province of Isernia, has set the new world one-day snowfall record with 256 cm (8.34 feet) of snow in about 18 hours on Thursday, March 5, 2015, Pescocostanzo measured almost equally impressive 240 cm (7.84 feet). According to records the previous world one-day snowfall record was set in Silver Lake, Colorado, US when 193 cm (6.33 feet) of snow fell between April 20 to 21, 1921.

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