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selected: all reports
- occurring between 16-01-2017 00:00 and 23-01-2017 24:00 GMT/UTC

number of selected reports: 99
Only the first 25 selected events are shown in the table
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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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heavy rain

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Berchidda  Sardegna 
Italy (40.78 N, 9.16 E) < 3 km
21-01-2017  (Saturday)   19:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a report on a website
damage to property: railroad blocked
damage to crops and forests: local areas flooded - landslide
source: "Maltempo in Sardegna, frana sui binari: treno bloccato. Alto rischio frane e inondazioni ", METEOWEB.eu, 22 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

tornado

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Perd'e Sali 
over the Mediterranean Sea. Sardegna 
Italy (39.03 N, 9.04 E)
21-01-2017  (Saturday)   13:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, a newspaper report
occurring over: landwater
Suction vortices were not observed.
The funnel cloud was observed.
waterspout observed; source: "Maltempo: disagi a Sarroch per una tromba marina, mareggiata al Poetto", SARDINIA POST, 21 JAN 2017;
http://www.sardiniapost.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/16215571_1310768042312718_1807389670_n-372x221.jpg

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

large hail

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Capoterra  Sardegna 
Italy (39.17 N, 8.97 E)
21-01-2017  (Saturday)   13:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, a report on a website
maximum hail diameter: 2 cm
average hail diameter: 1 cm
hailstorm; large hail 1-2cm i.d. estimated; source: "Sardegna, estremizzazione climatica: trombe d’aria, grandine gigante, venti di uragano", TEMPO ITALIA, 21 JAN 2017;
http://www.tempoitalia.it/news-meteo/sardegna-estremizzazione-climatica-trombe-d-aria-grandine-gigante-venti-di-uragano?n=2045

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

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

tornado

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Capoterra  Sardegna 
Italy (39.18 N, 8.98 E) < 3 km
21-01-2017  (Saturday)   13:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website
occurring over: land
intensity and characteristics: F0 the intensity rating was based on a written account of the damage (e.g. in a newspaper), photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage.
Suction vortices were not observed.
The funnel cloud was observed.
damage to property: lesser damage to houses
damage to crops and forests: trees downed
source: "Sardegna, sabato vera tempesta con almeno 2 sistemi vorticosi", METEO SARDEGNA, 22 JAN 2017;
http://www.meteosardegna.it/17016-sardegna-sabato-vera-tempesta-almeno-2-sistemi-vorticosi/
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http://www.meteosardegna.it/media/2017/01/tromba-daria-su-Capoterra-Cagliari-21-01-2017.jpg
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http://www.meteosardegna.it/media/2017/01/tromba-daria-su-Capoterra-Cagliari-21-01-2017-altri-danni.jpg

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

avalanche

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Kukisvumchorr  Murmanskaya oblast' 
Russian Federation (67.65 N, 33.71 E) < 1 km
21-01-2017  (Saturday)   10:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on: information from : photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website, an eyewitness report of the damage
avalanche triggering: artificial
damage to property: railroad blocked. train derailed / damaged. power line destroyed
source: "В Мурманской области лавина снесла ЛЭП и железнодорожные вагоны", PTZ-GOVORIT, 21 JAN 2017;
https://ptzgovorit.ru/news/v-murmanskoy-oblasti-lavina-snesla-lep-i-zheleznodorozhnye-vagony

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

tornado

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Santiago de la Ribera 
over Mar Menor [Bay]. Región de Murcia 
Spain (37.80 N, 0.78 W) < 1 km
20-01-2017  (Friday)   16:45 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, a newspaper report
occurring over: water
Suction vortices were not observed.
The funnel cloud was observed.
waterspout observed; source: "Una impresionante tromba marina fue grabada en varias localidades murcianas", EL LORQUINO, 21 JAN 2017; including videos;
http://www.el-lorquino.com/una-impresionante-tromba-marina-fue-grabada-en-varias-localidades-murcianas/

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

severe wind

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Cala Ratjada  Illes Balears 
Spain (39.71 N, 3.46 E)
20-01-2017  (Friday)   12:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
damage to property: damage
source: "El temporal rompe el dique de Cala Rajada", DIARIO DE MALLORCA, 21 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

tornado

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Káto Koufonísion  Cyclades 
Greece (36.90 N, 25.57 E) < 10 km
20-01-2017  (Friday)   10:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report by a weather service, a television or radio broadcast, a report on a website
occurring over: water
The funnel cloud was observed.
accompanying weather: heavy rain.
Maroudia Plati reports a waterspout near Pano Koufonisi. surce: naxospress.gr - 20/01/2017
http://www.naxospress.gr/arthro/paraxena/anemostrovilos-sto-koyfonisi

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

heavy rain

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Porreres  Illes Balears 
Spain (39.51 N, 3.02 E)
20-01-2017  (Friday)   07:00 UTC (+/- 12 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
damage to property: damage
damage to crops and forests: areas flooded
source: "Restringen la circulación en ocho municipios de Mallorca por la lluvia", DIARIO DE MALLORCA, 21 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

severe wind

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Felanitx  Illes Balears 
Spain (39.47 N, 3.15 E) < 3 km
20-01-2017  (Friday)   07:00 UTC (+/- 12 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
damage to property: car damaged. road blocked
damage to crops and forests: tree downed
source: "Restringen la circulación en ocho municipios de Mallorca por la lluvia", DIARIO DE MALLORCA, 21 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

heavy rain

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Sóller 
[Ma-11]. Illes Balears 
Spain (39.75 N, 2.70 E) < 3 km
20-01-2017  (Friday)   07:00 UTC (+/- 12 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
damage to property: road blocked
damage to crops and forests: local areas flooded - landslide
source: "Restringen la circulación en ocho municipios de Mallorca por la lluvia", DIARIO DE MALLORCA, 21 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

heavy rain

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Montuïri  Illes Balears 
Spain (39.57 N, 2.98 E) < 3 km
20-01-2017  (Friday)   07:00 UTC (+/- 12 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
damage to property: road blocked
damage to crops and forests: local areas flooded
source: "Restringen la circulación en ocho municipios de Mallorca por la lluvia", DIARIO DE MALLORCA, 21 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

heavy rain

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Campos  Illes Balears 
Spain (39.40 N, 3.03 E) < 3 km
20-01-2017  (Friday)   07:00 UTC (+/- 12 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
damage to property: road blocked
damage to crops and forests: local areas flooded
source: "Restringen la circulación en ocho municipios de Mallorca por la lluvia", DIARIO DE MALLORCA, 21 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

heavy rain

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Pina  Illes Balears 
Spain (39.60 N, 2.92 E) < 3 km
20-01-2017  (Friday)   07:00 UTC (+/- 12 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
damage to property: road blocked
damage to crops and forests: local areas flooded
source: "Restringen la circulación en ocho municipios de Mallorca por la lluvia", DIARIO DE MALLORCA, 21 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

heavy rain

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Sencelles  Illes Balears 
Spain (39.65 N, 2.90 E) < 3 km
20-01-2017  (Friday)   07:00 UTC (+/- 12 hrs.)

based on: information from : a report on a website
damage to property: road blocked
damage to crops and forests: local areas flooded
source: Carreteres Mallorca, 21 JAN 2017; v. Twitter, 21 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

heavy rain

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Sineu  Illes Balears 
Spain (39.64 N, 3.01 E) < 3 km
20-01-2017  (Friday)   07:00 UTC (+/- 12 hrs.)

based on: information from : a report on a website
damage to property: road blocked
damage to crops and forests: local areas flooded
source: Carreteres Mallorca, 21 JAN 2017; v. Twitter, 21 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

heavy rain

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sa Cabaneta  Illes Balears 
Spain (39.62 N, 2.75 E) < 3 km
20-01-2017  (Friday)   07:00 UTC (+/- 1 day)

based on: information from : a report on a website
damage to property: road blocked
damage to crops and forests: local areas flooded
source: Carreteres Mallorca, 21 JAN 2017; v. Twitter, 21 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

heavy rain

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Ariany  Illes Balears 
Spain (39.65 N, 3.11 E) < 3 km
20-01-2017  (Friday)   07:00 UTC (+/- 1 day)

based on: information from : a report on a website
damage to property: road blocked
damage to crops and forests: local areas flooded
source: Carreteres Mallorca, 21 JAN 2017; v. Twitter, 21 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

heavy rain

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Platja de Muro  Illes Balears 
Spain (39.79 N, 3.12 E) < 3 km
20-01-2017  (Friday)   07:00 UTC (+/- 1 day)

based on: information from : a report on a website
damage to property: road blocked
damage to crops and forests: local areas flooded
source: Carreteres Mallorca, 21 JAN 2017; v. Twitter, 21 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

heavy rain

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Manacor  Illes Balears 
Spain (39.57 N, 3.21 E) < 3 km
20-01-2017  (Friday)   07:00 UTC (+/- 1 day)

based on: information from : a report on a website
damage to property: roads blocked / closed / impassable
damage to crops and forests: local areas flooded
source: Carreteres Mallorca, 21 JAN 2017; v. Twitter, 21 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

heavy rain

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Sant Llorenç des Cardassar  Illes Balears 
Spain (39.61 N, 3.28 E) < 3 km
20-01-2017  (Friday)   07:00 UTC (+/- 1 day)

based on: information from : a report on a website
damage to property: road blocked
damage to crops and forests: local areas flooded
source: Carreteres Mallorca, 21 JAN 2017; v. Twitter, 21 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

heavy rain

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Randa  Illes Balears 
Spain (39.53 N, 2.92 E) < 3 km
20-01-2017  (Friday)   07:00 UTC (+/- 1 day)

based on: information from : a report on a website
damage to property: road blocked
damage to crops and forests: local areas flooded
source: Carreteres Mallorca, 21 JAN 2017; v. Twitter, 21 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

severe wind

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Es Castell  Illes Balears 
Spain (39.88 N, 4.29 E)
20-01-2017  (Friday)   07:00 UTC (+/- 12 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
damage to property: boat capsized
source: "Más de 30 litros por metro cuadrado en la primera mitad del día", MENORCA INFO, 21 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

severe wind

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El Fonduco  Illes Balears 
Spain (39.89 N, 4.28 E)
20-01-2017  (Friday)   07:00 UTC (+/- 1 day)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
damage to property: boat capsized
source: "Más de 30 litros por metro cuadrado en la primera mitad del día", MENORCA INFO, 21 JAN 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

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

avalanche

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Farindola 
Hotel Rigopiano Abruzzo 
Italy (42.44 N, 13.82 E)
19-01-2017  (Thursday)   17:30 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, a newspaper report, a television or radio broadcast, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
type of avalanche:loose snow avalanche
type of avalanche flow: a dense flow avalanche
snow mass characteristics: a dry snow avalanche
avalanche triggering: natural
maximum path width: 300 m
path start from 17:30
damage to property: Hotel completely destroyed
damage to crops and forests: Forest completely destroyed
number of people injured: 35
number of people dead: 4
Avalanche destroyed the hotel Rigopiano. 35 buried people. 4 confirmed dead and 20 people still missing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22suBnb9_zk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwDqfU47Yc0

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Vittorio Donati [e-mail]

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