The strong storm that passed through Europe earlier this week, bringing the coldest and snowiest October day to many places (see J's Breaking Weather News at right) also caused huge waves on the coast of Portugal [WikiPedia] (OK fine, they have the Atlantic there)... but also on the coast of Italy from the Mediterranean Sea!
Yachting Monthly also tells of severe boat damage and one death on the island of Majorca [WikiPedia] off Spain's east cost. SkyNews adds that a ferry nearly capsized in the Italian port of Genoa (shown below) amid 70 mph winds. Check out these photos courtesy* the Associated Press:
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A Facebook reader from Europe asked where he could move in the United States to experience both extreme snow and severe thunderstorms.
Over 1,000 snow and cold records have been set over the last 30 days in the winter that won't end.
The March Nor'easter dropped 39 inches of snow and had 100 mph winds.
Two webcams in California and Montana show massive differences in snow compared to last winter.