I'm Dreaming of a White... Easter? Italian City Sets World Snowfall Record -- as 100.8 inches fall in 18 Hours
The next time the people of Capracotta, Italy, hear the folks in Boston complain about a snow season of more than 100 inches, they'll be like: "That's nice. We've been known to get that much in one day." In 18 hours, actually -- when 100.8" (8 ft., 4 in.) fell on March 5, 2015. This blows away (snow blows perhaps) the previous 24-hour record which was set in the town of Silver Lake, Colorado, where 76 inches (6 ft. 4in.) of snow fell on April 20-21, 1921. The Italian village which got 100.8 inches now holds the all-time record for most snow in 24 hours. Pescocostanzo, about 21 miles away, got a mere 94.5 inches in that same time frame. To put this in perspective, this is more than the city of Boston got in January and February 2015 combined -- and this was Boston's snowiest winter ever. (Though it just shy of Boston's 108 inch total snowfall, thus far, for the whole winter season -- December-March). While Bing Crosby yearned for a "White Christmas," the folks in Capracotta might be enduring a white Easter!
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