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selected: all reports
- occurring between 07-12-2018 00:00 and 14-12-2018 24:00 GMT/UTC

number of selected reports: 74
Only the first 25 selected events are shown in the table
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tornado tornado   wind severe wind   hail large hail   rain heavy rain
  funnel funnel cloud   gustnado gustnado   devil lesser whirlwind
  snow heavy snowfall/snowstorm   ice ice accumulation   avalanche avalanche   lightning damaging lightning
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tornado

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Ródos  Dodekánisos 
Greece (36.44 N, 28.22 E) < 3 km
14-12-2018  (Friday)
05:39 UTC 

based on information from: photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report received by e-mail, a report on a website
occurring over: water
A waterspout was formed near Karnagio, Rhodes.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1332966343512130&set=a.175526775922765&type=3&theater
Reference: Stavros Kesedakis (on Facebook), 14 Dec 2018

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Stavros Dafis (Voluntary Observer Person)

avalanche

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Tux 
Hintertuxer Gletscher [glacier] / Olperer [Mt. 3476m] Tirol 
Austria (47.16 N, 11.69 E) < 5 km
13-12-2018  (Thursday)
10:15 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
avalanche triggering: artificial
path length: 0.1 km
Number of people dead: 1.
41-yr-old man (skier / Czech tourist) killed by an avalanche;
https://www.tt.com/panorama/unfall/15123283/nach-verlorenem-ski-gesucht-mann-in-tux-von-lawine-erfasst-und-getoetet
https://www.tt.com/panorama/unfall/15123283/von-piste-abgekommen-41-jaehriger-starb-in-tux-unter-lawine
Reference: "Nach verlorenem Ski gesucht: Mann in Tux von Lawine erfasst und getötet", TIROLER TAGESZEITUNG, 13 DEC 2018. "Von Piste abgekommen: 41-Jähriger starb in Tux unter Lawine", TIROLER TAGESZEITUNG, 14 DEC 2018.

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Humpolec 
motorway D1 Vysočina 
Czech Republic (49.55 N, 15.33 E) < 5 km
12-12-2018  (Wednesday)
14:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: government-based sources / administrative organisations
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed
motorway D1 (between kilometers 80 - 104) became impassable due to heavy snowing and was closed in both directions for some time
http://tydenikpolicie.cz/dalnice-d1-musela-byt-kvuli-snezeni-znovu-obousmerne-uzavrena/
Reference: "Dálnice D1 musela být kvůli sněžení znovu obousměrně uzavřena", Týdeník Policie, 12 DEC 2018

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Tomáš Prouza (AMS)

avalanche

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Hochfügen 
Gilfert [Mt. 2506m] Tirol 
Austria (47.26 N, 11.75 E) < 3 km
12-12-2018  (Wednesday)
09:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
avalanche triggering: artificial
elevation of starting point: 2300 m
Number of people injured: 1. three people spilled by an avalanche; 19-yr-old man spilled completely and badly injured;
https://www.krone.at/1825093
https://www.tt.com/panorama/unfall/15118242/im-freien-skiraum-in-hochfuegen-von-schneebrett-mitgerissen
Reference: "Lawine im Zillertal: Drei Verschüttete geborgen!", KRONE, 12 DEC 2018. "Im freien Skiraum in Hochfügen von Schneebrett mitgerissen", TIROLER TAGESANZEIGER, 13 DEC 2018.

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Humpolec 
railway track No. 237 Vysočina 
Czech Republic (49.54 N, 15.36 E) < 3 km
12-12-2018  (Wednesday)
04:50 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Rail-/tram-/subway(s) unusable or closed, Large tree branch(es) broken
section of railway track No. 237 Humpolec - Lípa closed due to trees fallen on tracks during snowstorm
https://www.novinky.cz/domaci/491868-doprava-na-d1-kolabuje-dalnici-zasypal-snih.html
Reference: "Doprava na D1 kolabuje, dálnici zasypal sníh", Novinky.cz, 12 DEC 2018 | cd.cz

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Tomáš Prouza (AMS)

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Leštinka 
road II/150 Vysočina 
Czech Republic (49.67 N, 15.34 E) < 1 km
12-12-2018  (Wednesday)
01:15 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Large tree branch(es) broken
larger amount of heavy snow broke many trees and branches, road blocked and closed
https://www.novinky.cz/domaci/491778-v-cesku-stale-silne-snezi-nektere-silnice-jsou-neprujezdne.html
Reference: "V Česku stále silně sněží, některé silnice jsou neprůjezdné", Novinky.cz, 12 Dec 2018

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Tomáš Prouza (AMS)

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Horní Cerekev 
railway track No. 225 Vysočina 
Czech Republic (49.32 N, 15.33 E) < 5 km
12-12-2018  (Wednesday)
00:35 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Rail-/tram-/subway(s) unusable or closed, Rail-/tram-/subway infrastructure damaged, Large tree branch(es) broken
section of railway track No. 225 Horní Cerekev - Kostelec u Jihlavy closed due to trees fallen during snowstorm (trolley wire damaged)
https://www.novinky.cz/domaci/491868-doprava-na-d1-kolabuje-dalnici-zasypal-snih.html
Reference: "Doprava na D1 kolabuje, dálnici zasypal sníh", Novinky.cz, 12 DEC 2018 | cd.cz

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Tomáš Prouza (AMS)

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Rantířov 
railway track No. 225 Vysočina 
Czech Republic (49.41 N, 15.52 E) < 3 km
12-12-2018  (Wednesday)
00:35 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Rail-/tram-/subway(s) unusable or closed, Rail-/tram-/subway infrastructure damaged, Large tree branch(es) broken
section of railway track No. 225 Rantířov - Jihlava-město closed due to trees fallen during snowstorm (trolley wire damaged)
https://www.novinky.cz/domaci/491868-doprava-na-d1-kolabuje-dalnici-zasypal-snih.html
Reference: "Doprava na D1 kolabuje, dálnici zasypal sníh", Novinky.cz, 12 DEC 2018 | cd.cz

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Tomáš Prouza (AMS)

avalanche

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Masseria 
Schneespitze [Mt. 3178m] Trentino-Alto Adige 
Italy (46.96 N, 11.26 E) < 3 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
11:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Number of people injured: 1. 27-yr-old man (skier) injured by avalanche;
https://ilcanavese.it/cronaca/snowboard-fuori-pista-valanga-zaino-galleggiante/
Reference: "Snowboard fuori pista: salvato dalla valanga grazie allo zaino galleggiante", IL CANAVESE, 13 DEC 2018.

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Muş  Muş Province 
Turkey (38.74 N, 41.50 E) < 3 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
09:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
Impacts: Damage to roof or chimney
https://www.haberturk.com/mus-haberleri/17122529-musta-siddetli-ruzgar
Reference: "Muş'ta şiddetli rüzgar ", HABER TÜRK, 11 DEC 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Piraziz  Giresun Province 
Turkey (40.93 N, 38.13 E) < 10 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
08:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Power transmission damaged or destroyed, Building(s) damaged, Tree(s) uprooted or snapped
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/ordu-ve-giresun-da-siddetli-ruzgar-ordu-yerelhaber-3208905/
Reference: "Ordu Ve Giresun'da Şiddetli Rüzgar", MILLYIET, 11 DEC 2018; SAT;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Aksu  Giresun Province 
Turkey (40.89 N, 38.44 E) < 1 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
08:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Power transmission damaged or destroyed, Damage to roof or chimney
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/ordu-ve-giresun-da-siddetli-ruzgar-ordu-yerelhaber-3208905/
Reference: "Ordu Ve Giresun'da Şiddetli Rüzgar", MILLYIET, 11 DEC 2018; SAT;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Giresun  Giresun Province 
Turkey (40.92 N, 38.40 E) < 5 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
08:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Power transmission damaged or destroyed
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/ordu-ve-giresun-da-siddetli-ruzgar-ordu-yerelhaber-3208905/
Reference: "Ordu Ve Giresun'da Şiddetli Rüzgar", MILLYIET, 11 DEC 2018; SAT;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Altınordu  Ordu Province 
Turkey (40.98 N, 37.88 E) < 3 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
07:45 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Building(s) damaged, Damage to roof or chimney, Tree(s) uprooted or snapped
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/ordu-ve-giresun-da-siddetli-ruzgar-ordu-yerelhaber-3208905/
Reference: "Ordu Ve Giresun'da Şiddetli Rüzgar", MILLYIET, 11 DEC 2018; SAT;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Karacaömer  Ordu Province 
Turkey (40.95 N, 37.89 E) < 1 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
07:45 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report, an eyewitness report of the damage
Impacts: Power transmission damaged or destroyed, Tree(s) uprooted or snapped
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/ordu-ve-giresun-da-siddetli-ruzgar-ordu-yerelhaber-3208905/
Reference: "Ordu Ve Giresun'da Şiddetli Rüzgar", MILLYIET, 11 DEC 2018; SAT;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Gülyalı  Ordu Province 
Turkey (40.95 N, 38.06 E) < 10 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
07:45 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Power transmission damaged or destroyed, Building(s) damaged, Tree(s) uprooted or snapped
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/ordu-ve-giresun-da-siddetli-ruzgar-ordu-yerelhaber-3208905/
Reference: "Ordu Ve Giresun'da Şiddetli Rüzgar", MILLYIET, 11 DEC 2018; SAT;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Kabadüz  Ordu Province 
Turkey (40.68 N, 37.96 E) < 20 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
07:20 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Power transmission damaged or destroyed
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/kabaduz-de-siddetli-ruzgar-ordu-yerelhaber-3208875/
Reference: "Kabadüz'de Şiddetli Rüzgar", MILLIYET, 11 DEC 2018; SAT;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Fatsa  Ordu Province 
Turkey (41.03 N, 37.50 E) < 20 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
07:15 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Building(s) damaged, Tree(s) uprooted or snapped
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/ordu-ve-giresun-da-siddetli-ruzgar-ordu-yerelhaber-3208905/
Reference: "Ordu Ve Giresun'da Şiddetli Rüzgar", MILLYIET, 11 DEC 2018; SAT;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Burunucu  Ordu Province 
Turkey (41.14 N, 37.29 E) < 1 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
07:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
Impacts: Building(s) damaged, Damage to roof or chimney
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/ruzgar-catidaki-malzemeleri-ucurdu-ordu-yerelhaber-3208013/
Reference: "Rüzgar, Çatıdaki Malzemeleri Uçurdu", MILLIYET, 11 DEC 2018; SAT;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Ünye  Ordu Province 
Turkey (41.13 N, 37.28 E) < 1 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
07:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Building(s) damaged
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/ordu-ve-giresun-da-siddetli-ruzgar-ordu-yerelhaber-3208905/
Reference: "Ordu Ve Giresun'da Şiddetli Rüzgar", MILLYIET, 11 DEC 2018; SAT;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Adıyaman  Adıyaman Province 
Turkey (37.76 N, 38.27 E) < 1 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
06:30 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
Impacts: Building(s) damaged, Tree(s) uprooted or snapped
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/ruzgar-agac-ve-duvari-yikti-adiyaman-yerelhaber-3208727/
Reference: "Rüzgar Ağaç Ve Duvarı Yıktı", MILLYIET, 11 DEC 2018; SAT/;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Amasra  Bartın Province 
Turkey (41.74 N, 32.39 E) < 3 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
05:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Building(s) damaged, Damage to roof or chimney
https://www.haberler.com/amasra-da-siddetli-ruzgar-etkili-oldu-11526447-haberi/
Reference: "Amasra'da Şiddetli Rüzgar Etkili Oldu", HABERLER.com, 11 DEC 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Kurtuluş  Mersin Province 
Turkey (36.33 N, 34.00 E) < 5 km
10-12-2018  (Monday)
22:40 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report, an eyewitness report of the damage
Impacts: Crops/farmland damaged or flooded, Greenhouses(s) damaged or destroyed
https://www.mersinhaber.com/haber-mersinde-anamurun-ardindan-silifke-ilcesini-de-hortum-vurdu/382242
Reference: "Mersin'de Anamur'un Ardından Silifke İlçesini de Hortum Vurdu", MERSIN HABER, 11 DEC 2018; SAT/BLITZ;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Kızılaliler  Mersin Province 
Turkey (36.06 N, 32.77 E) < 3 km
10-12-2018  (Monday)
22:30 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report, an eyewitness report of the damage
Impacts: Crops/farmland damaged or flooded, Greenhouses(s) damaged or destroyed
https://www.yeniakit.com.tr/haber/mersinde-hortum-seralara-zarar-verdi-563532.html
Reference: "Mersin'de hortum seralara zarar verdi", YENIAKIT, 11 DEC 2018; SAT/BLITZ;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Emirşah  Mersin Province 
Turkey (36.08 N, 32.79 E) < 3 km
10-12-2018  (Monday)
22:30 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Crops/farmland damaged or flooded, Greenhouses(s) damaged or destroyed
https://www.yeniakit.com.tr/haber/mersinde-hortum-seralara-zarar-verdi-563532.html
Reference: "Mersin'de hortum seralara zarar verdi", YENIAKIT, 11 DEC 2018; SAT/BLITZ;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

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