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- occurring between 10-01-2017 00:00 and 17-01-2017 24:00 GMT/UTC

number of selected reports: 576
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tornado    severe wind    large hail    heavy rain
   funnel cloud    gustnado    dust devil
   heavy snowfall/snowstorm    ice accumulation    avalanche    damaging lightning
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tornado

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Kineta 
Κακια Σκαλα Attiki 
Greece (37.95 N, 23.27 E) < 1 km
16-01-2017  (Monday)   15:35 UTC 

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report received by e-mail
occurring over: water
Suction vortices were not observed.
The funnel cloud was observed.
accompanying weather: light or moderate rain, hail >= 0.5 cm but < 2.0 in diameter.
total event duration: 25 mins.
direction of movement: SSW-NNE
Christos Iliopoulos reported a waterspout in Saronic gulf
https://www.facebook.com/xiliopoulos/videos/10209665628452509/?comment_id=10209665704454409&ref=notif&notif_t=video_reply&notif_id=1484582245573606
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209665724294905&set=pcb.10158033386365414&type=3&theater
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209665725414933&set=pcb.10158033386365414&type=3&theater

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: George Papavasileiou (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Hesteyri 
Sléttunes. 
Iceland (66.33 N, 22.88 W)
16-01-2017  (Monday)   13:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 30 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 22 m/s
direction of movement: SW-NE
source: WS report , reported v. Veðurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 16 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Litla-Ávik  Vestfirðir 
Iceland (66.02 N, 21.43 W)
16-01-2017  (Monday)   12:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 32 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 20 m/s
accompanying weather: heavy snow.
direction of movement: SSW-NNE
source: WS report , reported v. Veðurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 16 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Ísafjörður  Vestfirðir 
Iceland (66.08 N, 23.15 W)
16-01-2017  (Monday)   10:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 28 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 13 m/s
direction of movement: SW-NE
source: WS report , reported v. Veðurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 16 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Súðavík  Vestfirðir 
Iceland (66.03 N, 23.00 W)
16-01-2017  (Monday)   10:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service, a report on a website
wind speed: 27 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 16 m/s
direction of movement: SW-NE
source: WS report , reported v. Veðurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 16 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Gjögur  Vestfirðir 
Iceland (65.98 N, 21.35 W)
16-01-2017  (Monday)   10:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 34 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 22 m/s
direction of movement: SW-NE
source: WS report , reported v. Veðurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 16 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Bolungarvík  Vestfirðir 
Iceland (66.15 N, 23.25 W)
16-01-2017  (Monday)   09:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 30 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 15 m/s
accompanying weather: heavy snow.
direction of movement: SW-NE
source: WS report , reported v. Veðurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 16 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

large hail

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Köyceğiz  Muğla Province 
Turkey (36.92 N, 28.72 E) < 10 km
16-01-2017  (Monday)   07:50 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
damage to crops and forests: farmland damaged
source: "Dolu yağışı meyve bahçelerinde zarar yol açtı", MILLIYET, 16 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

large hail

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Dalaman  Muğla Province 
Turkey (36.77 N, 28.80 E) < 10 km
16-01-2017  (Monday)   07:40 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
damage to crops and forests: farmland damaged
source: "Dolu yağışı meyve bahçelerinde zarar yol açtı", MILLIYET, 16 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

large hail

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Ortaca  Muğla Province 
Turkey (36.83 N, 28.77 E) < 10 km
16-01-2017  (Monday)   07:30 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
damage to crops and forests: farmland damaged
source: "Dolu yağışı meyve bahçelerinde zarar yol açtı", MILLIYET, 16 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

large hail

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Gastoúni  Ileía 
Greece (37.85 N, 21.25 E) < 3 km
16-01-2017  (Monday)   07:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report by a weather service, a report received by e-mail , a television or radio broadcast, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website, an eyewitness report of the damage
maximum hail diameter: 2 cm
thickness of hail cover: 10 cm
hailstone properties: stones of clear ice.
event duration at place of observation: 20 mins.
total damage: Several roads were closed for hours
A thick layer of hail caused several accidents on the National Road between Patra-Pyrgos. source: ilialive.gr - 16/01/2017
https://www.ilialive.gr/%CE%B5%CF%80%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%B1%CE%B9%CF%81%CF%8C%CF%84%CE%B7%CF%84%CE%B1/item/%CE%B1%CF%80%CE%AF%CF%83%CF%84%CE%B5%CF%85%CF%84%CE%BF-%CE%AD%CE%BA%CE%BB%CE%B5%CE%B9%CF%83%CE%B5-%CE%B7-%CE%B5%CE%BF-%CF%80%CE%B1%CF%84%CF%81%CF%8E%CE%BD-%CF%80%CF%8D%CF%81%CE%B3%CE%BF%CF%85-%CE%B1%CF%80%CF%8C-%CF%84%CE%BF-%CF%87%CE%B1%CE%BB%CE%AC%CE%B6%CE%B9.html

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Stavros Dafis (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Ögur  Vestfirðir 
Iceland (66.03 N, 22.73 W)
16-01-2017  (Monday)   07:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 42 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 20 m/s
direction of movement: SSW-NNE
source: WS report , reported v. Veðurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 16 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

tornado

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Koçarlı, Dedeköy  Aydın Province 
Turkey (37.76 N, 27.66 E) < 3 km
16-01-2017  (Monday)   07:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, a report on a website
occurring over: land
intensity and characteristics: F1
the intensity rating was based on a written account of the damage (e.g. in a newspaper).
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/aydin-da-hortum-aydin-yerelhaber-1781674/

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Abdullah Kahraman (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

large hail

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Zákynthos  Zákynthos 
Greece (37.79 N, 20.89 E) < 3 km
16-01-2017  (Monday)   06:30 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report by a weather service, a report received by e-mail , a newspaper report, a television or radio broadcast, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website, an eyewitness report of the damage
thickness of hail cover: 10 cm
hailstone properties: stones of clear ice.
event duration at place of observation: 20 mins.
The airport of Zakynthos closed due to the hailstorm. Several roads closed for hours. souce: in.gr - 16/01/2017
http://news.in.gr/greece/article/?aid=1500125177

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Stavros Dafis (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

avalanche

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Zemplínske Hámre  Presovsky kraj 
Slovak Republic (48.93 N, 22.18 E) < 1 km
15-01-2017  (Sunday)   12:30 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, a report on a website
type of avalanche:loose snow avalanche
type of avalanche flow: a dense flow avalanche
snow mass characteristics: a wet snow avalanche
avalanche size in scale (1-5): 1
avalanche triggering: natural
number of people injured: 1
Avalanche in the forest near village Zemplínske Hámre in Snina district, Prešov region. One woman injured, 3 witnesses.
https://www.noviny.sk/krimi/173437-lavina-zavalila-ludi
http://hornyzemplin.korzar.sme.sk/c/20433911/pri-obci-zemplinske-hamre-spadla-lavina.html

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Martin Zec [e-mail]

avalanche

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Bonneval-sur-Arc 
sur le flanc de l'Ouille Mota à 2600 m Région Rhône-Alpes 
France (45.37 N, 7.05 E)
14-01-2017  (Saturday)   13:00 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
avalanche triggering: natural
En redescendant du sommet de l'Ouille Mota un groupe de 5 personnes se fait surprendre par une avalanche. Deux skieurs se font emporter sur 400 m mais s'en sortent indemnes. Pas de dégâts signalés.
http://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/alpes/savoie-deux-avalanches-courchevel-bonneval-arc-quatre-skieurs-emportes-indemnes-1174867.html

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Association Ouest-orages [e-mail]

avalanche

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Laruns 
Vallée d'Osseau, secteur vallon de Gabardères Région Aquitaine 
France (42.99 N, 0.43 W)
14-01-2017  (Saturday)   12:00 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
avalanche triggering: natural
number of people injured: 1
number of people dead: 1
Un groupe de 6 randonneurs a été surpris par une avalanche à 1830 m d'altitude en vallée d'Osseau vers 14h. Une randonneuse a été tuée et un autre sévèrement blessé. Pas de dégâts matériels mentionnés.
http://www.sudouest.fr/2017/01/14/pyrenees-atlantiques-avalanche-en-vallee-d-ossau-les-secours-depeches-sur-place-3105717-4344.php
http://information.tv5monde.com/en-continu/neige-le-nord-est-du-pays-touche-une-avalanche-mortelle-dans-les-pyrenees-148870

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Association Ouest-orages [e-mail]

avalanche

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Courchevel 
Station de ski Région Rhône-Alpes 
France (45.42 N, 6.65 E)
14-01-2017  (Saturday)   12:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
avalanche triggering: natural
Une avalanche a emporté un skieur, qui s'en est sorti indemne. Pas d'autres infos sur ce phénomène qui semble ne pas avoir fait de dégât.
http://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/alpes/savoie-deux-avalanches-courchevel-bonneval-arc-quatre-skieurs-emportes-indemnes-1174867.html

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Association Ouest-orages [e-mail]

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Nižný Komárnik  Prešovský kraj 
Slovak Republic (49.38 N, 21.70 E)
14-01-2017  (Saturday)   10:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report received by e-mail
City mayor declared emergency situation. It was snow calamity and thread roads.

report status: event fully verified (QC2)

contact: SHMU Forecaster [e-mail]

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Breznica 
Stropkov Prešovský kraj 
Slovak Republic (49.17 N, 21.67 E)
14-01-2017  (Saturday)   08:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report received by e-mail
City mayor declared emergency situation. It was snow calamity and thread roads.

report status: event fully verified (QC2)

contact: SHMU Forecaster [e-mail]

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Trebišov 
Trebišov Košický kraj 
Slovak Republic (48.63 N, 21.72 E)
14-01-2017  (Saturday)   04:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report received by e-mail
City mayor declared emergency situation. It was snow calamity and thread roads.

report status: event fully verified (QC2)

contact: SHMU Forecaster [e-mail]

severe wind

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Plogoff, -Pointe du Raz  Région Bretagne 
France (48.04 N, 4.73 W)
13-01-2017  (Friday)   20:09 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service, a report on a website
wind speed: 27.9 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 21.6 m/s
nonconvective.
direction of movement: NNW-SSE
source: ws report Météo-France, METEOFRANCE.com, 13 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Darian Martens (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Île-de-Batz  Région Bretagne 
France (48.75 N, 4.01 W)
13-01-2017  (Friday)   19:39 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service, a report on a website
wind speed: 25.9 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 17.7 m/s
nonconvective.
direction of movement: NNW-SSE
source: ws report Météo-France, METEOFRANCE.com, 13 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Darian Martens (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Brignogan-Plages  Région Bretagne 
France (48.68 N, 4.33 W)
13-01-2017  (Friday)   15:45 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service, a report on a website
wind speed: 26.0 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 17.9 m/s
nonconvective.
direction of movement: NNW-SSE
source: ws report Météo-France, METEOFRANCE.com, 13 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Darian Martens (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Paris, -Tour Eiffel  Région Île-de-France 
France (48.86 N, 2.30 E)
13-01-2017  (Friday)   15:27 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service, a report on a website
wind speed: 26.4 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 17.3 m/s
nonconvective.
direction of movement: NW-SE
source: ws report Météo-France, METEOFRANCE.com, 13 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Darian Martens (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

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