Southern Italy Breaks 24-Hour Snowfall Record with 100-Inch Storm:

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Nearby Pescocostanzo received 95 inches of snow.  photo:  Francesco Mammola
Nearby Pescocostanzo received 95 inches of snow. photo: Francesco Mammola

The town of Capracotta in Southern Italy is reporting that they received 100 inches of snow in 18 hours on March 5th, 2015.  If this is officially corroborated, this will be the largest 24-hour snow total ever recorded.  The current 24-hour snowfall record is from Silver Lake, CO when they got 75 inches of snow on April 20th and 21st, 1921.

What’s crazy is that Capracotta, Italy isn’t even in the Alps – it’s in Southern Italy.  The town sits at only 4,662-feet and has been known to receive enormous one day snowfalls.  The town is home to about 1,000 residents.

Capracotta, Italy gets biggest 24-hour snowfall on record at 100 inches on March 5th, 2015.
Capracotta, Italy gets biggest 24-hour snowfall on record at 100 inches on March 5th, 2015.

The nearby town of Pescocostanzo, Italy also got a huge snowfall total at 95 inches.  There are 16 ski resorts in the local area that are all pretty stoked right now.

Boston has been complaining about the big snow they’ve gotten this year.  Boston has gotten 108 inches of snow so far this year, about the same that Capracotta got in a day…

It’s being reported that the snowfall in the mountains above Capracotta may have been much higher than Capracotta’s 100-inches.

Map showing the location of Capracotta, Italy.
Map showing the location of Capracotta, Italy.

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