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selected: all reports
- occurring between 16-02-2018 00:00 and 23-02-2018 24:00 GMT/UTC

number of selected reports: 28
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 dust devil
  snow heavy snowfall/snowstorm   ice ice accumulation   avalanche avalanche   lightning damaging lightning
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table of all shown reports (all reports when logged in, last 25 when not logged in)

tornado

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Castellana Vecchia  Sicilia 
Italy (36.79 N, 14.58 E)
23-02-2018  (Friday)   09:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
occurring over: land
tornado reported; greenhouses damaged; farm area damaged; event plausible; source: "Maltempo, tromba d'aria a Marina di Ragusa", QUOTIDIANO DI RAGUSA, 23 FEB 2018;

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

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

tornado

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San Sebastián de La Gomera  Islas Canarias - Isla de la Gomera 
Spain (28.09 N, 17.09 W) < 3 km
23-02-2018  (Friday)   09:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a newspaper report
occurring over: water
Suction vortices were not observed.
The funnel cloud was observed.
waterspout observed; source: "Espectacular manga marina en La Gomera", LA PROVINCIA, 23 FEB 2018;
http://www.laprovincia.es/sociedad/2018/02/23/espectacular-manga-marina-gomera/1031213.html

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

large hail

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Rosolini  Sicilia 
Italy (36.82 N, 14.95 E) < 3 km
22-02-2018  (Thursday)   11:45 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, a report on a website
thickness of hail cover: 2 cm
hailstorm; significant hail layer; source: "Siracusa e provincia investite dal maltempo: “bomba d’acqua” nel capoluogo. Grandinate a Rosolini, Noto e Avola ", siracusanews.it, 22 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

avalanche

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Špindlerův Mlýn 
valley of Hrazený potok Královéhradecký kraj 
Czech Republic (50.73 N, 15.66 E)
22-02-2018  (Thursday)   11:30 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
avalanche triggering: artificial
path length: 0.25 km
average path width: 10 m
maximum path width: 30 m
number of people injured: 1
man partially buried under the snow, transported by helicopter due to hypothermia | head of avalanche 2 m high | source: "V Krkonoších lavina zčásti zavalila muže, vyvázl s podchlazením", iDNES.cz, 22 FEB 2018
https://hradec.idnes.cz/lavina-krkonose-zavalila-muze-vyprostil-se-dlouhy-dul-p1w-/hradec-zpravy.aspx?c=A180222_165210_hradec-zpravy_klu
https://www.facebook.com/horskasluzba.cz/photos/a.1748239568757725.1073741830.1564469067134777/2045994185648927/?type=3

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Tomáš Prouza (AMS) [e-mail]

large hail

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Pozzallo  Sicilia 
Italy (36.73 N, 14.85 E)
22-02-2018  (Thursday)   11:20 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, a newspaper report
thickness of hail cover: 2 cm
hailstorm; significant hail layer; source: "Maltempo, Siberia? No, Pozzallo", ragusanews.com, 22 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

large hail

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Marina Di Modica  Sicilia 
Italy (36.72 N, 14.79 E)
22-02-2018  (Thursday)   11:15 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, a newspaper report
thickness of hail cover: 5 cm
hailstorm; significant hail layer; source: "Maltempo, strade imbiancate dalla grandine a Marina di Modica", QUOTIDIANO DI RAGUSA, 22 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

large hail

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Maganuco  Sicilia 
Italy (36.72 N, 14.81 E)
22-02-2018  (Thursday)   11:15 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
hailstorm; significant hail layer; source: "Maltempo, strade imbiancate dalla grandine a Marina di Modica", QUOTIDIANO DI RAGUSA, 22 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

avalanche

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Zürs [Rüfispitze 2632m]  Vorarlberg 
Austria (47.19 N, 10.18 E) < 1 km
22-02-2018  (Thursday)   09:10 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on: information from : a report on a website
avalanche triggering: artificial
number of people injured: 1
avalanche (triggered by another group of ski tourer) hit a hiking group down below; 19-yr-old man injured; source: "Vorarlberg: Lawine in Lech reißt zwei Skifahrer mit", VORARLBERG ONLINE, 23 FEB 2018;
http://www.vol.at/vorarlberg-lawine-in-lech-reisst-zwei-skifahrer-mit/5680433

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

heavy rain

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Sfakiá  Chania 
Greece (35.30 N, 23.60 E) < 3 km
20-02-2018  (Tuesday)   10:30 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
convective.
damage to property: Houses and cars were damaged
damage to crops and forests: farms and trees were damaged
total damage: Roads were blocked
Flash flood in Sfakia, Crete. source: flashnews.gr - 21/02/2018
http://flashnews.gr/post/343678/katarraktwdeis-broxes-sta-sfakia-plhmmyrisan-spitia-ekleisan-dromoi

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

tornado

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Lido di Ostia  Lazio 
Italy (41.72 N, 12.22 E) < 3 km
19-02-2018  (Monday)   11:30 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

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.
waterspout observed; source: "Tromba marina a Ostia", IL MESSAGGERO, 19 FEB 2018 (VIDEO) ; source: photo report; also reported v. Фобос. Катаклизмы и катастрофы природы. (v. VK), 20 FEB 2018;
https://sun9-4.userapi.com/c840535/v840535417/57b6b/AabGQmHEznA.jpg
http://video.ilmessaggero.it/tromba_marina_ostia-3558715.html

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

severe wind

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Kirkjubæjarklaustur  Suðurland 
Iceland (63.78 N, 18.07 W)
19-02-2018  (Monday)   04:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 31 m/s
direction of movement: E-W
source: Veðurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 19 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

severe wind

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Fagurhólsmýri  Austurland 
Iceland (63.88 N, 16.64 W)
19-02-2018  (Monday)   03:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 31 m/s
direction of movement: ENE-WSW
source: Veðurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 19 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

severe wind

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Hof  Suðurland 
Iceland (63.92 N, 16.70 W)
19-02-2018  (Monday)   03:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 34 m/s
direction of movement: ENE-WSW
source: Veðurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 19 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

severe wind

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Hella  Suðurland 
Iceland (63.83 N, 20.40 W)
19-02-2018  (Monday)   01:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 27 m/s
direction of movement: E-W
source: Veðurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 19 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

severe wind

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Vík  Suðurland 
Iceland (63.42 N, 19.02 W) < 3 km
19-02-2018  (Monday)   00:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 32 m/s
source: Veðurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 19 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

severe wind

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Keflavík  Suðurnes 
Iceland (64.02 N, 22.57 W)
19-02-2018  (Monday)   00:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 28 m/s
direction of movement: SE-NW
source: Veðurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 19 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

severe wind

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Garður  Suðurnes 
Iceland (64.07 N, 22.65 W)
18-02-2018  (Sunday)   22:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 26 m/s
direction of movement: SE-NW
source: Veðurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 19 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

severe wind

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Grindavík  Suðurnes 
Iceland (63.83 N, 22.43 W)
18-02-2018  (Sunday)   21:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 32 m/s
direction of movement: SE-NW
source: Veðurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 19 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

avalanche

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Finhaut [Fontanabran 2703m]  État du Valais / Staat Wallis 
Switzerland (46.09 N, 6.95 E) < 3 km
18-02-2018  (Sunday)   16:05 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
avalanche triggering: artificial
number of people injured: 2
two people injured by an avalanch near Finhaut village; source: "Lawine in der Walliser Gemeinde Finhaut verschüttet zwei Personen", NEUE ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG, 18 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

avalanche

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Val-d'Isère [Pointe du Montet 3428m]  Région Rhône-Alpes 
France (45.42 N, 7.05 E) < 3 km
18-02-2018  (Sunday)   11:30 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, a television or radio broadcast
avalanche triggering: artificial
elevation of starting point: 2740 m
number of people dead: 2
43-yr-old man and his 11-yr-old daughter killed by an avalanche on a closed piste area; source: "Savoie : deux skieurs meurent dans une avalanche à Val d’Isère", LE MONDE, 18 FEB 2018; source: "Avalanche : deux morts à Val-d'Isère", FRANCE TV INFO, 18 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

avalanche

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Vallettina [Schloterjoch 2375m]  Trentino-Alto Adige 
Italy (46.85 N, 11.25 E) < 3 km
18-02-2018  (Sunday)   11:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
avalanche triggering: artificial
number of people injured: 2
25-yr-old woman and 30-yr-old man spilled by an avalanche and got injured; source: "Lawine in Ratschings: Verschüttete befreit ", stol.it, 18 FEB 2018;
https://www.stol.it/Artikel/Chronik-im-Ueberblick/Lokal/Lawine-in-Ratschings-Verschuettete-befreit

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

damaging lightning

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Çaytepe  Diyarbakır Province 
Turkey (38.22 N, 40.52 E)
18-02-2018  (Sunday)   10:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
lightning strike causing damage or injuries to: persons.
number of people injured: 1
a person has been badly injured by lightning strike; source: "Diyarbakır’da yıldırım düştü: 1 yaralı", mynet.com, 18 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

avalanche

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Starý Smokovec  Prešovský kraj 
Slovak Republic (49.15 N, 20.23 E)
18-02-2018  (Sunday)   09:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on: information from : a report on a website
number of people injured: 1
number of people dead: 1
Two polish climbers swept down by an avalanche during ice climbing. One person died on the spot and one was transported to hospital with serious injuries. Report by Mountain Rescue Service in Slovakia
https://www.hzs.sk/typy-aktualit/pad-laviny-s-tragickym-koncom-vo-vysokych-tatrach/

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

avalanche

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Ramosch [Fuorcla Larain 2686m]   Kanton Graubünden 
Switzerland (46.91 N, 10.24 E) < 3 km
17-02-2018  (Saturday)   12:00 UTC (+/- 1 day)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, an eyewitness report of the damage
avalanche triggering: artificial
number of people dead: 1
57-yr-old man killed in an avalanche; body found on 21 FEB 2018; event happend during the previous weekend; source: "Skitourengänger tagelang in Lawine begraben", LUZERNER ZEITUNG, 22 FEB 2018;
http://www.luzernerzeitung.ch/nachrichten/panorama/skitourengaenger-tagelang-in-lawine-begraben;art46441,1204899

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

avalanche

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Vlahi [Sinanitsa 2482m]  Oblast Blagoevgrad 
Bulgaria (41.73 N, 23.36 E) < 1 km
17-02-2018  (Saturday)   10:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on: information from : a television or radio broadcast
avalanche triggering: artificial
number of people dead: 1
25-yr-old woman killed by an avalanche; source: "Лавина затрупа млада жена в Пирин", NOVA, 17 FEB 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

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