A large and violent tornado struck southern Italy earlier today (November 28, 2012.)
As of now, at least 20 people that were injured from this tornado. There are already unconfirmed reports of at least three deaths from this destructive tornado.
Tornadoes are generally a rare phenomenon, but they do occur in Europe and are not completely unusual. Tornadoes and severe weather are typically common in the fall and spring months of the year as weather transitions from warm air masses to cooler air masses and vice versa.
Check out this amazing video. Pray that everyone that was impacted by this tornado and the other severe storms in this region are safe and sound.
Bottom line: A large, violent tornado struck Taranto, Italy earlier today (November 28, 2012) that has resulted in at least 20 injuries.
Matt Daniel is Meteorologist for WBRC in Birmingham, Alabama. A self-described "big weather and music geek," Matt has a passion for helping to keep people safe when severe weather strikes and says if you don't have a NOAA Weather Radio ... you should get one.