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selected: all reports
- occurring between 10-02-2018 00:00 and 17-02-2018 24:00 GMT/UTC

number of selected reports: 25
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table of all shown reports (all reports when logged in, last 25 when not logged in)

avalanche

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Pasturo [Grignone 2410m]  Lombardia 
Italy (45.95 N, 9.39 E) < 3 km
16-02-2018  (Friday)   14:15 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
avalanche triggering: artificial
number of people dead: 2
two male skier (37-yrs-old and 41-yrs-old) killed by an avalanche; source: "Valanga in provincia di Lecco: morti due alpinisti del Soccorso alpino", LA REPUBBLICA, 16 FEB 2018;
http://milano.repubblica.it/cronaca/2018/02/16/news/valanga_in_provincia_di_lecco_si_cercano_tre_persone-189023883/

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

avalanche

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Galtür [Augstenberg 3158m] 
S of Jamtalhütte. Tirol 
Austria (46.88 N, 10.18 E)
16-02-2018  (Friday)   08:45 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
avalanche triggering: artificial
number of people injured: 1
three male skier spilled by an avalanche, ca. 0.3km S of Jamtalhütte, 9KM S of Galtür; one of them got injured; source: " Lawine in Galtür: Drei Wintersportler geborgen", KRONEN ZEITUNG, 16 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

avalanche

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Mýto pod Ďumbierom 
southern slopes of Chopok mountain Banskobystrický kraj 
Slovak Republic (48.85 N, 19.63 E)
15-02-2018  (Thursday)   14:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on: information from : a report on a website
path length: 0.8 km
average path width: 200 m
number of people dead: 1
Avalanche up to 6 m deep, man found 3 m deep under the snow cover. A report by Mountain Rescue Service in Slovakia.
https://www.hzs.sk/typy-aktualit/pad-laviny-v-oblasti-velkeho-gapela-v-nizkych-tatrach/

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Tomas Pucik (ESSL Team) [e-mail]

avalanche

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Täsch [Mettelhorn 3406m]  État du Valais / Staat Wallis 
Switzerland (46.05 N, 7.76 E) < 1 km
15-02-2018  (Thursday)   14:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : a television or radio broadcast
avalanche triggering: natural
avalanche hit railroad line Täsch - Zermatt; railroad blocked/infrastructure damaged; source: "Zermatt wieder von der Aussenwelt abgeschnitten", SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, 15 FEB 2018;
https://www.srf.ch/news/schweiz/erneute-lawine-zermatt-wieder-von-der-aussenwelt-abgeschnitten

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

avalanche

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Peio [Viòz 3645m]  Trentino-Alto Adige 
Italy (46.38 N, 10.66 E) < 3 km
15-02-2018  (Thursday)   10:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
avalanche triggering: artificial
number of people injured: 1
30-yr-old male skier spilled and injured by an avalanche; source: "Valanga in Val Taviela travolge uno sciatore, salvato dal soccorso alpino", IL DOLOMITI, 15 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

severe wind

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Ögur  Vestfirðir 
Iceland (66.03 N, 22.73 W)
14-02-2018  (Wednesday)   19:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 29 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 19 m/s
direction of movement: NNE-SSW
source: Veðurstofa Íslands, 14 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

severe wind

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Flateyri  Vestfirðir 
Iceland (66.05 N, 23.52 W)
14-02-2018  (Wednesday)   18:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 25 m/s
direction of movement: ENE-WSW
source: Veðurstofa Íslands, 14 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

severe wind

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Hólmavík  Vestfirðir 
Iceland (65.72 N, 21.68 W)
14-02-2018  (Wednesday)   18:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 30 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 21 m/s
direction of movement: NNE-SSW
source: Veðurstofa Íslands, 14 FEB 2018;

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)
14-02-2018  (Wednesday)   18:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 27 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 21 m/s
direction of movement: NNE-SSW
source: Veðurstofa Íslands, 14 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

severe wind

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Æðey  Vestfirðir 
Iceland (66.10 N, 22.66 W)
14-02-2018  (Wednesday)   18:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 40 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 33 m/s
direction of movement: NNE-SSW
source: Veðurstofa Íslands, 14 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

severe wind

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Bíldudalur  Vestfirðir 
Iceland (65.68 N, 23.60 W)
14-02-2018  (Wednesday)   17:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 25 m/s
direction of movement: NE-SW
source: Veðurstofa Íslands, 14 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

severe wind

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Reykhólar  Vestfirðir 
Iceland (65.45 N, 22.20 W)
14-02-2018  (Wednesday)   16:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 34 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 25 m/s
direction of movement: NE-SW
source: Veðurstofa Íslands, 14 FEB 2018;

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)
14-02-2018  (Wednesday)   14:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 26 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 15 m/s
direction of movement: NNE-SSW
source: Veðurstofa Íslands, 14 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

avalanche

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Cauterets [Cirque du Lys]  Région Midi-Pyrénées 
France (42.89 N, 0.17 W) < 1 km
14-02-2018  (Wednesday)   12:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, an eyewitness report of the damage
avalanche triggering: artificial
number of people dead: 3
three male skier (29-yrs old and the two others 38-yrs-old) killed by an self-triggered avalanche in an off-piste area; all three bodies found on 15 FEB; source: "Trois skieurs tués par une avalanche à Cauterets", La Dépêche du Midi, 15 FEB 2018;
https://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2018/02/15/2743091-trois-skieurs-portes-disparus-a-cauterets-depuis-hier-soir.html

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

avalanche

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Plöcken [Gailtaler Polinik 2332m]  Kärnten 
Austria (46.63 N, 12.97 E) < 1 km
14-02-2018  (Wednesday)   11:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
avalanche triggering: artificial
number of people injured: 2
two male tourer (45- and 46-yrs-old) triggered an avalanche ; both were injured; source: "Zwei Italiener von Lawine mitgerissen", KRONEN ZEITUNG, 14 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

avalanche

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Bansko [Vikhren 2885m]  Oblast Blagoevgrad 
Bulgaria (41.78 N, 23.40 E) < 3 km
14-02-2018  (Wednesday)   08:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
avalanche triggering: artificial
number of people injured: 1
36-yr-old male snowboarder triggered an avalanche in a off-piste area; the man was spilled and badly injured; source: "Спасиха затрупан от лавина сноубордист", Вестник Десант, 14 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

tornado

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Bastia 
Au large de Bastia Corse 
France (42.70 N, 9.48 E)
14-02-2018  (Wednesday)   08:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, a newspaper report, a report on a website
occurring over: water
Suction vortices were not observed.
The funnel cloud was observed.
Une trombe marine a été observée et photographiée ce 14 février, vers 9 h selon la source. source: corenetinfos.corsica; incl. photo material published v. Facebook, 14 FEB 2018;
https://www.corsenetinfos.corsica/Video-Trombe-marine-au-large-de-Bastia_a31728.html
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1827985587274583&set=gm.366987623770861&type=3&theater

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Nicolas Baluteau (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

avalanche

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Aschau im Chiemgau [Kampenwand 1600m]  Bayern 
Germany (47.77 N, 12.32 E) < 1 km
13-02-2018  (Tuesday)   14:05 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
avalanche triggering: artificial
number of people injured: 1
30-yr-old male skier caused avalanche, got spilled and injured; source: "Skitourengeher von Lawine an der Kampenwand mitgerissen – vier weitere haben Glück", TRAUNSTEINER TAGBLATT, 14 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

severe wind

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Arès  Région Aquitaine 
France (44.77 N, 1.13 W)
13-02-2018  (Tuesday)   14:00 UTC (+/- 12 hrs.)

based on: information from : photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website
convective.
It is possible that this was a tornado.
Un phénomène venteux violent, très bref (on parle de 10 à 15 secondes) et très localisé a frappé Arès, probablement en matinée puisqu'un autre phénomène probable tornade a également touché La Tranche-sur-Mer le même jour vers 11h. Une partie du toit d'un magasin LIDL a été arraché.
https://www.facebook.com/ARESauQuotidien/photos/a.625498610852041.1073741830.625285794206656/1555621091173117/?type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1020091608145914&id=178073809014369

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Nicolas Baluteau (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

avalanche

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Gavarnie  Région Midi-Pyrénées 
France (42.73 N, 0.03 W) < 1 km
13-02-2018  (Tuesday)   11:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
avalanche triggering: artificial
number of people dead: 1
19-yr-old male skier killed by an avalanche near Station de Ski Gavarnier-Gèdre; source: "Trois skieurs tués par une avalanche à Cauterets", La Dépêche du Midi, 15 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

tornado

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La Tranche-sur-Mer 
De la rue du Phare aux Floralies (quartier du Phare) Région Pays de la Loire 
France (46.34 N, 1.44 W)
13-02-2018  (Tuesday)   10:00 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on: information from : an eye-witness report, a newspaper report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, an eyewitness report of the damage
path length: 0.3 km
average path width: 60 m
Au matin du 13 février, une probable tornade provoque des chutes d’arbres et arrache des tuiles sur plus de 30 maisons dans un couloir de 300 m sur 60 environ de large (données transmises par Ouest-France vraisemblablement via des témoins) allant de la rue du Phare aux Floralies. L'une des habitations,dans la rue des Saumons, a été particulièrement touchée. Aucun blessé à déplorer.
https://www.ouest-france.fr/pays-de-la-loire/les-sables-dolonne-85100/la-tranche-le-coup-de-vent-endommage-une-trentaine-de-maisons-5562964
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1018751638279911&id=178073809014369
https://www.facebook.com/guizmo85200/posts/10213725311100348?hc_location=ufi

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Nicolas Baluteau (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

avalanche

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Nar  Severnaya Osetiya-Alaniya 
Russian Federation (42.69 N, 44.01 E) < 3 km
12-02-2018  (Monday)   01:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
avalanche triggering: natural
major road [P297] (Transcaucasus Highway) blocked by an avalanche; source: "Транскавказскую магистраль закрыли из-за угрозы схода лавин", РИА Новости, 12 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

large hail

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Camiers 
Secteur de Camiers (Pas-de-Calais) Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais 
France (50.57 N, 1.62 E)
11-02-2018  (Sunday)   17:35 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report
La page FB Météo Nord-Pas-de-Calais mentionne pour cette date et ce secteur une "belle averse de grêle". sur la photo la taille des grêlons semble avoisiner les 2-3 cm mais peu de repères visuels pour en être sûr. Les commentaires mentionnent de nombreux orages de grêle sur la région.
https://www.facebook.com/ChrisMeteoNordPasdeCalais/posts/1769237316441022

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Nicolas Baluteau (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

tornado

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Ploudalmézeau 
Plage de Tréompan Région Bretagne 
France (48.53 N, 4.65 W)
11-02-2018  (Sunday)   14:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a newspaper report
occurring over: landwater
intensity and characteristics: F0 the intensity rating was based on a written account of the damage (e.g. in a newspaper), an eyewitness report of the damage.
The funnel cloud was observed.
accompanying weather: heavy rain.
total event duration: 5 mins.
direction of movement: W-E
damage to property: Pas de dégâts connus.
vers 15 h, une trombe marine a été observée et photographiée de la plage de Treompan, commune de Ploudalmézeau. De faible intensité, la trombe aurait suivi une trajectoire O/E. Un témoignage décrit la tornade abordant la plage pour venir mourir sur les dunes (vraisemblablement au niveau de la pointe de Teven Pen ar Pont), hypothèse la plus crédible au regard de la distance estimée sur les clichés. D'autres témoignages évoquent un trajet plus éloigné traversant l'horizon au niveau de la petite île Carn (Ouest-France). Un autre enfin évoque un duo de trombes mais sans certitude.
https://www.facebook.com/PloudalPortsall/posts/1546189255429889
https://www.ouest-france.fr/bretagne/ploudalmezeau-29830/ploudalmezeau-une-mini-tornade-traverse-treompan-5559285
https://www.facebook.com/meteocontact/posts/1802091899855627

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Nicolas Baluteau (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

avalanche

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Golling an der Salzach [Hoher Göll 2522m]  Salzburg 
Austria (47.59 N, 13.09 E) < 1 km
11-02-2018  (Sunday)   11:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on: information from : a television or radio broadcast, an eyewitness report of the damage
avalanche triggering: artificial
path length: 0.3 km
number of people injured: 2
two male skier caused avalanche and were entrained up to 300m of rocky alpine terrain; both were badly injured; source: "Lawine in Göll-Ostwand: Zwei abgestürzt", O R F, 11 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

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