the month of Can Last year was characterized by particularly high temperatures, bringing with it a Weather forecast that reminds of summer A dramatic change compared to the May weather of previous years, it stayed cooler. The heat of May 2022 represents an exception, and the last exceptional May that we remember is that of 2013, during which an event of snow out of season with low-altitude snowfall.
The cold of May 2013
In May 2013, the third decade of the month was exceptionally cold due to numerous arctic outbreaks. This climatic phenomenon caused very unusual episodes of snow for the time. There snow fell abundantly on the Arch Alpineeven below 1000 meters, persisting until the end of the month.
Off-season snow also in the central and northern Apennines
The climatic event spared neither theNorth Central Apennines . The picturesque mountain town of Castelluccio of Norcia it was covered in snow, creating an unexpected landscape for early summer.
Exceptional snowfall in the interior of Liguria
There exceptional late snow It also happened in the interior of Liguria, with temperatures in Genoa dropping below 10 degrees on May 25, an unprecedented event in the third decade of the month, a sign of very intense cold for the period.
Snow on the Apennines even below 1000 meters
The end of May 2013 is remembered as one of the most extraordinary late cold snaps, with a surprising return of winter weather on the threshold of summer.
A sensational event in climate history
The particular climatic conditions between Genoa and Savona, on the north side of the Beigua massif they saw the snow fall with accumulations above 850/900 meters, and above 1000 meters on the sea side. A similar situation was also found in the eastern Apennines, with snowfall above 900 meters in the Scrivia, Trebbia and Aveto valleys.
An unprecedented phenomenon
There snow in may not a common occurrence. The last time snow fell in inland Liguria in May was in 1991, but that was at the beginning of the month. There are no other reports of snowfall at such low altitudes at the end of the month, making the May 2013 weather event truly exceptional and unprecedented in recent history.
H3. climate extremization
These extraordinary events reinforce the thesis of increasingly marked climatic extremes. Unusual weather phenomena such as snow out of season become emblematic examples of the complexity and variability of our climate.
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