They weren't the only ones dealing with cold and snow last week. Europe's higher terrain -- even into Italy -- was getting popped with cold and some snow. This was a look at the mid levels of the atmosphere last Saturday night -- you can see the US on the left with the storm responsible for New England's snowfall spinning on the left hand side of the graphic, while in Europe a cold trough dominated over the central part of Europe.
This produced snow in Italy, postponing stages of the Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) bike race.
|Portions of the Giro d'Italia were postponed due to cold and snow late last week. Photo credit: EPA/Daniel Del Zennaro|
Cool air continues to reinforce itself over Western Europe as another upper level low pivots through the continent over the next few days. Warmth may return by the weekend to them...although 90's don't appear likely like we'll receive.